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    DescriptionIf you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win? When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves fled from farms, plantations, and cities to try to reach the British camp. A military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in U.S. history. With powerfully vivid storytelling, Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture, shedding light on an extraordinary, little-known chapter in the dark saga of American slavery.


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    Title
    Rough Crossings
    Subtitle
    Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Schama
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 478
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060539177
    ISBN 10: 0060539178
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
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    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
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    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
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    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
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    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Approval Code: A16250000, A31576600
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036030, SOC054000
    DC21: 326.09730903
    DC22: 326.0973/09033
    LC classification: E269.N3 S33 2006
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    DC22: 326.09730903
    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
    Thema V1.0: JBSL, NHTB, NHD, NHK, NHTS
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    01 May 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "A lively and accessible book."--Newsday