Jul 14, 2011 — Today France celebrates Bastille Day, commemorating one of the best-known events of the 1789 Revolution. Author Penelope Rowlands gives those unfamiliar with the French Revolution a reality check with these three accounts that give new meaning to the term c'est la vie.
May 20, 2009 — The recent election, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and global financial crunch all feel historic. Simon Schama looks to the past for some context in his new book, The American Future, and concludes little of it is really new.
Dec 20, 2006 — We usually look at art in the hushed, reverential surroundings of museums and galleries — and that, argues writer and art historian Simon Schama, can fool us into believing that great works of art are polite. In fact, he says, they are thugs that force us to see the world in new ways.
Jul 4, 2006 — Many Africans, enslaved in the colonies, were offered freedom by the British to fight their American masters. What became of the thousands who accepted? Historian Simon Schama tells the story in Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution.
Apr 25, 2006 — Historian Simon Schama talks about his most recent book, Rough Crossings. In it, Schama tells the story of slaves during the American Revolution. Thousands of slaves fled plantations to join forces with the British.