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

Author: Eric Metaxas
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperSanFrancisco, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's 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
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Metaxas, Eric.
Amazing Grace.
New York, NY : HarperSanFrancisco, ©2007
(OCoLC)651969338
Named Person: William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Metaxas
ISBN: 0061173002 9780061173004
OCLC Number: 81967213
Notes: "Official companion book to the feature film Amazing Grace" - cover.
Description: xix, 281 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Little Wilberforce 1 --
2 Into the Wide World 17 --
3 Wilberforce Enters Parliament 25 --
4 The Great Change 41 --
5 Ye Must Be Born Again 63 --
6 The Second Great Object: The Reformation of Manners 69 --
7 The Proclamation Society 81 --
8 The First Great Object: Abolishing the Slave Trade 91 --
9 The Zong Incident 103 --
10 Abolition or Bust 115 --
11 Round One 127 --
12 Round Two 139 --
13 The Good Fight 147 --
14 What Wilberforce Endured 155 --
15 Two Loves 167 --
16 Clapham's Golden Age 181 --
17 Domestic Life at Clapham 195 --
18 Victory! 205 --
19 Beyond Abolition 215 --
20 India 225 --
21 Enforcing Abolition 235 --
22 Peace and Troubles 247 --
23 The Last Battle 263.
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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's 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. Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero 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. To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America. - Publisher.

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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