Reimagining Revolution: A Critical Review of Simon Schama’s Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution

Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy, Vol. 9, No. 74, 2007

16 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2010 Last revised: 1 Sep 2021

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SpearIt

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law; Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Date Written: April 11, 2008

Abstract

This critical book review examines Simon Schama’s historical work on slavery and the American Revolutionary War. It offers an overview of the author’s main argument and approach, followed by a textual anatomy that elaborates on the work’s strengths and weaknesses. Beyond, the review describes the political implications of Schama’s thesis.

Keywords: Slavery, History, American Revolution, Britain, Simon Schama

Suggested Citation

SpearIt, Reimagining Revolution: A Critical Review of Simon Schama’s Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution (April 11, 2008). Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy, Vol. 9, No. 74, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1647810

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