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: 28 Feb 2014
Date Written: April 11, 2008
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
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