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Amazing Grace

William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
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<p> <i>Amazing Grace</i> tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. </p> <p> 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. </p> <p> Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero 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. </p> <p> To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film <i>Amazing Grace</i> and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film. </p> <p> This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America. </p>

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9780061173004
    • Manufacturer: Harper One
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780061173004
    • ISBN 10: 0061173002
    • Publication Date: 02/01/2007
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Eric Metaxas
    • Page Count: 281
    • Width: 6.40 inches
    • Height: 1.11 inches
    • Length: 9.23 inches
    • Weight: 1.11 pounds
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