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William Wilberforce : a biography

著者: Stephen Tomkins
出版商: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2007.
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"In the 1780s, around 40,000 slaves a year were taken from Africa in British ships, on the notorious "Middle Passage," to the Caribbean. In 1787, under an oak tree in Kent, the British Prime Minister, William Pitt, invited his friend William Wilberforce to introduce a parliamentary bill outlawing the slave trade. Neither of them imagined a twenty-year political campaign that would consume the rest of Wilberforce's  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
提及的人: William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce; William Wilberforce
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: Stephen Tomkins
ISBN: 9780802825933 0802825931
OCLC号码: 81944743
描述: 238 p., 2 p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
内容: The journey --
Cambridge --
Gambling and government --
True Christianity --
'Oh God, deliver me from myself!' --
Manacles and manners --
The valley of the shadow --
The greatest speech in history --
The vote --
Fighting back --
Collapse --
In opposition --
The doldrums --
Quiet time --
Abolition --
'What shall we abolish next?' --
Bramber and Bengal --
The enemy within --
The last crusade --
The chimes of freedom --
The long run.
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"In the 1780s, around 40,000 slaves a year were taken from Africa in British ships, on the notorious "Middle Passage," to the Caribbean. In 1787, under an oak tree in Kent, the British Prime Minister, William Pitt, invited his friend William Wilberforce to introduce a parliamentary bill outlawing the slave trade. Neither of them imagined a twenty-year political campaign that would consume the rest of Wilberforce's life. Written in a lively and engaging style, this biography of William Wilberforce transports the reader back to a dramatic age of conflict and upheaval."--BOOK JACKET.

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