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Bury the chains : the British struggle to abolish slavery

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: London : Pan, 2012. ©2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Eighteenth-century Britain was the world's leading centre for the slave trade. Profits soared and fortunes were made, but in 1788 things began to change. 'Bury The Chains' tells the remarkable story of the men who sought to end slavery and brought the issue to the heart of British political life.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Clarkson; Thomas Clarkson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 9781447211365 1447211367
OCLC Number: 759584830
Notes: Originally published: London : Macmillan, 2005.
Awards: Long-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize 2005 (UK)
Description: viii, 467 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction : Twelve men in a printing shop --
Part I: World of bondage --
1. Many golden dreams --
2. Atlantic wanderer --
3. Intoxicated with liberty --
4. King sugar --
5. A tale of two ships --
Part II: From tinder to flame - 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" --
Part III: "A whole nation crying with one voice" --
12. An eighteenth-century book tour --
13. The blood-sweetened beverage --
14. Promised land --
15. The sweets of liberty --
16. High noon in parliament --
Part IV: War and revolution --
17. Bleak decade --
18. At the foot of Vesuvius --
19. Redcoats' graveyard --
20. "These gilded Africans" --
Part V: Bury the chains --
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" --
Appendix: Where was Equiano born? --
Source Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Adam Hochschild.

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