After Words

After Words: Simon Schama, author of "Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution" interviewed by Edna Medford, Howard University history professor.

About the Program

In his book, “Rough Crossings: Britain, The Slaves, and the American Revolution,” historian Simon Schama tells the story of Britain’s abolitionist movement during the Revolutionary War. He focuses on slaves that fought for their freedom on the side of Britain and chronicles the fate of those freed on their journeys, first to Nova Scotia and London, and later to a colony in Sierra Leone. He discusses the book with Edna Medford, a professor of history at Howard University.

About the Authors

Simon Schama

Simon SchamaSimon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University.
Buy the author's book from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, July 30th at 3pm (ET)
  • Sunday, July 23rd at 9pm (ET)
  • Sunday, July 23rd at 6pm (ET)
  • Saturday, July 22nd at 9pm (ET)
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