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Q&A with Simon Schama

Simon Schama
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By Harvey Blume
May 28, 2006

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``I'M A TOTAL OUTSIDER to American history." That's how Simon Schama, the British born and educated historian, who has been teaching at Columbia University since 1993, described himself to me when the tour for his new book, ``Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution," brought him to Boston. It's true that none of Schama's varied writings-on art (he ... (Full article: 1104 words)

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