Rough Crossings. Britain, The Slaves And The American Revolution..
Bound in original brown cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 447 +  pp.
Illustrated by 16 pages of colour and black and white prints. Decorated by 7 pages of vignettes on title pages, section headings, etc. and by publisher's device on title page.
Schama's account of black slavery, including key individual stories, during the period of the American Revolution, in which many were persuaded to serve the British cause in return for their eventual liberty. It also examines the aftermath of the war, when former slaves were settled in Nova Scotia, or crossed back over the Atlantic to Sierra Leone.
[Stock No. 25615]