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ROUGH CROSSINGS Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution

by | Read by Simon Schama

History • 11.5 hrs. • Abridged • © 2005

Twenty percent of the two-and-a-half million colonists in America in 1776 were slaves and, therefore, not among the "all men created equal" by the Declaration of Independence. England offered freedom to those who would betray their owners and fight for King George. Many did. This book chronicles their astounding adventures. It also tells of the post-war attempts by English philanthropists to settle these unlikely Tories in Nova Scotia and then in Africa. Professor, critic, novelist, and historian Schama has also narrated award-winning TV shows for the BBC and American public television. Broadcasting has given his voice an astounding range and great force. The language that has made his books bestsellers is incandescent here. B.H.C. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 06]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2006

CD ISBN 0061137022 $39.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN 0061171549 $29.95

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