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Amazing Grace : William Wilberforce and the heroic campaign to end slavery

Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harpercollins pbk edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce, and his extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Metaxas
ISBN: 0061173886 9780061173882
OCLC Number: 174131558
Notes: Originally published: New York, NY : HarperSanFrancisco, ©2007.
"Includes a discussion guide to the Amazing Grace movie."--Cover.
Discussion guide (p. [285]-297).
Description: xix, 297 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Little Wilberforce --
Into the wide world --
Wilberforce enters parliament --
The great change --
Ye must be born again --
The second great object : the reformation of manners --
The Proclamation Society --
The first great objection : abolishing the slave trade --
The zong incident --
Abolition or bust --
Round one --
Round two --
The good fight --
What Wilberforce endured --
Two loves --
Clapham's golden age --
Domestic life at Clapham --
Victory! --
Beyond abolition --
Peace and troubles --
The last battle.
Responsibility: Eric Metaxas.

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Tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce, and his extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. This is a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.--From publisher description.

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