Amazing Grace : William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery / Eric Metaxas.
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.
- ISBN: 0061173886
- ISBN: 9780061173882
- Physical Description: xix, 298 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
- Edition: First Harpercollins paperback edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, 2008.
- Copyright: ©2007.
Originally published: New York, NY : HarperSanFrancisco, ©2007.
"Includes a discussion guide to the Amazing Grace movie."--Cover.
Discussion guide (p. -297).
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Includes bibliographical references (page 282) and index.
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Little Wilberforce -- Into the wide world -- Wilberforce enters parliament -- The great change -- Ye must be born again -- The second great object : the reformation of manners -- The Proclamation Society -- The first great objection : abolishing the slave trade -- The zong incident -- Abolition or bust -- Round one -- Round two -- The good fight -- What Wilberforce endured -- Two loves -- Clapham's golden age -- Domestic life at Clapham -- Victory! -- Beyond abolition -- Peace and troubles -- The last battle.
Text in English.
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|Subject:||Wilberforce, William, 1759-1833.
Abolitionists > Great Britain > Biography.
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