Book Discussion on Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Simon Schama talked about his book Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution, published by Ecco. He described… read more

Simon Schama talked about his book Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution, published by Ecco. He described the impact of slavery on both the United States and Britain during the American Revolution. He explained that British officers promised escaped slaves complete freedom and put them on ships to Nova Scotia and later to Sierra Leone in West Africa. He said this was the first mass emancipation of slaves in the Americas. After his presentation his responded to audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 17, 2006
Last Aired:
Dec 21, 2009

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  • Sep 17, 2006 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 18, 2006 | 5:44am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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