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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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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: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Metaxas, Eric.
Amazing Grace.
New York, NY : HarperSanFrancisco, c2007
(OCoLC)651969338
Named Person: 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
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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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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