Rough Crossings by Simon Schama

"Rough Crossings" is a historical account of the experience of African American slaves during the American Revolution. It focuses on the British promise to grant freedom to slaves who joined their cause, and the subsequent journey of these former slaves to Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone. The book explores the complexities of this period in history, questioning the traditional narrative of the American Revolution and shedding light on the struggle for freedom and equality by African Americans.

The 9178th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 42

Since this book was first published in 2005, there is a penalty of 49.6%. The age adjusted score is 21.17.

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