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Bury the chains : the British struggle to abolish slavery

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the author of the prizewinning King Leopold's Ghost comes an account of the first grassroots human rights campaign, which freed hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world." "In 1787, twelve men gathered in a London printing shop to pursue a seemingly impossible goal: ending slavery in the largest empire on earth. Along the way, they would pioneer most of the tools citizen activists still rely on today,  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Clarkson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 0333904915 9780333904916 0618104690 9780618104697
OCLC Number: 60458010
Awards: Long-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize 2005 (UK)
Winner of L.A. Times Book Prize (History) 2005
Commended for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2005
Description: 467 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : twelve men in a printing shop --
1. Many golden dreams --
2. Atlantic wanderer --
3. Intoxicated with liberty --
4. King sugar --
5. A tale of two ships --
6. A moral steam engine --
7. The first emancipation --
8. "I questioned whether I should even get out of it alive" --
9. Am I not a man and a brother? --
10. A place beyond the seas --
11. "Ramsay is dead --
I have killed him" --
12. An eighteenth-century book tour --
13. The blood-sweetened beverage --
14. Promised land --
15. The sweets of liberty --
16. High noon in parliament --
17. Bleak decade --
18. At the foot of Vesuvius --
19. Redcoats' graveyard --
20. "These gilded Africans" --
21. A side wind --
22. Am I not a woman and a sister? --
23. "Come, shout o'er the grave" --
Epilogue : "to feel a just indignation" --
App. Where was Equiano born?
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