Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

3.97 avg rating
( 839 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780099536079: Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. With gripping, powerfully vivid story-telling, Simon Schama follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia where many who had served the Crown were betrayed in their promises to receive land at the war's end. Their fate became entwined with British abolitionists: inspirational figures such as Granville Sharp, the flute-playing father-figure of slave freedom, and John Clarkson, the 'Moses' of this great exodus, who accompanied the blacks on their final rough crossing to Africa, where they hoped that freedom would finally greet them.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492). His art columns for the New Yorker won the National Magazine Award for criticism and his journalism has appeared regularly in the Guardian and the Financial Times where he is Contributing Editor. He has written and presented forty films for BBC2 on subjects as diverse as Tolstoy, American politics and John Donne.

From AudioFile:

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-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 22.00
US$ 17.82

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780060539160: Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  006053916X ISBN 13:  9780060539160
Publisher: Ecco / HarperCollins, 2006
Hardcover

9780563493655: Rough Crossings

Joseph..., 2006
Softcover

9780670044702: Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Viking..., 2006
Hardcover

9780143015062: Rough Crossings

Pengui..., 2005
Hardcover

9781845791575: Rough Crossings Signed Edition

BBC Books
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Simon Schama
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. With gripping, powerfully vivid story-telling, Simon Schama follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia where many who had served the Crown were betrayed in their promises to receive land at the war's end. Their fate became entwined with British abolitionists: inspirational figures such as Granville Sharp, the flute-playing father-figure of slave freedom, and John Clarkson, the 'Moses' of this great exodus, who accompanied the blacks on their final rough crossing to Africa, where they hoped that freedom would finally greet them. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780099536079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Schama, Simon
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 6187488-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Simon Schama
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099536072. Seller Inventory # ST0099536072

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Simon Schama
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. With gripping, powerfully vivid story-telling, Simon Schama follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia where many who had served the Crown were betrayed in their promises to receive land at the war's end. Their fate became entwined with British abolitionists: inspirational figures such as Granville Sharp, the flute-playing father-figure of slave freedom, and John Clarkson, the 'Moses' of this great exodus, who accompanied the blacks on their final rough crossing to Africa, where they hoped that freedom would finally greet them. Seller Inventory # AAZ9780099536079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Schama, Simon
Published by Vintage (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5

Book Description Vintage, 2009. Condition: New. 2009. Paperback. Presents the story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. This title follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia where many were betrayed in their promises to receive land. Num Pages: 544 pages, Illustrations (some col.), maps. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1KBB; 3JF; HBJK; HBLL; HBTS; HBWF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 201 x 126 x 34. Weight in Grams: 398. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9780099536079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Simon Schama (author)
Published by Random House 2009-04-02, London (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Random House 2009-04-02, London, 2009. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9780099536079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Schama, Simon
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Vintage. Condition: New. 2009. Paperback. Presents the story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. This title follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia where many were betrayed in their promises to receive land. Num Pages: 544 pages, Illustrations (some col.), maps. BIC Classification: 1DBK; 1KBB; 3JF; HBJK; HBLL; HBTS; HBWF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 201 x 126 x 34. Weight in Grams: 398. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9780099536079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Simon Schama
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Not Signed; Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. With gripping, powerfully vivid story-telling, Simon Schama follows the escaped blacks into the fire. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780099536079_rkm

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.93
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Simon Schama
Published by Random House (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Random House, 2009. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # F4-9780099536079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.46
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Simon Schama CBE
Published by Vintage (2009)
ISBN 10: 0099536072 ISBN 13: 9780099536079
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Vintage, 2009. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # GH9780099536079

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.23
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book