Simon Schama

Simon Schama is a renowned British historian, writer, and television presenter. He is best known for his works on art history, Dutch history, Jewish history, and French history, among other subjects. Schama has been a professor at Columbia University and has authored several influential books, including 'Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution' and 'The Story of the Jews.' He has also presented numerous history documentaries for the BBC.


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  1. 1. Citizens

    "Citizens" is a detailed and comprehensive exploration of the French Revolution, offering a fresh perspective on the historical event. The book examines the revolution from its earliest beginnings to its aftermath, delving into the causes, key figures, and the immediate and long-term consequences. It provides a vivid and engaging account, highlighting that the revolution was not just a period of bloodshed and turmoil, but also a time of radical political and social change that shaped the course of modern history.

  2. 2. Rough Crossings

    "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.