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ROUGH CROSSINGS

  • Author: Simon Schama
  • Catalogue No: 7559
  • Rating:
    • Suitable for all
  • Geographical Restrictions: None
  • Publisher: BBC Books

Synopsis

During the American War of Independence thousands of African-American slaves fled the plantations to fight behind British lines. Those who served the Crown were betrayed at the end of the war when they failed to receive land promised to them, so many became actively involved in the British abolitionist movement.