Rough Crossings DVD
From an American perspective, the Revolutionary War is generally acknowledged as a valiant struggle for independence. What is less discussed is the fact that for one faction of people living in the fledgling country, the battle for freedom meant fightingon the side of the British. Simon Schama hosts in the BBC documentary "Rough Crossings," telling the story of slaves in the Revolutionary War who defected to the side of the British in order to earn their freedom. It is a story filled with passion and terror, and one that's all too relevant to international and racial rivalries today.