Rough Crossings

Rough Crossings

Britian, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Book - 2007
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Rough Crossings turns on a single huge question: if you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, whom would you want to win? In response to a declaration by the last governor of Virginia that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the King would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves -- Americans who clung to the sentimental notion of British freedom -- escaped from farms, plantations and cities to try to reach the British camp. This mass movement lasted as long as the war did, and a military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in American history.
Publisher: [New York] : Perennial, 2007
ISBN: 9780060539177
0060539178
Branch Call Number: 326 Sc
Description: 478 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

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