Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

Book - 2007
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Amazing Grace 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.

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.

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.

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 Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

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.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperSanFrancisco, 2007.
ISBN: 9780061173004
Branch Call Number: HT1029.W6 M48 2002
326/.8092 22
Characteristics: xix, 281p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Mar 09, 2018

A well written biography about a somewhat forgotten man in history. He, essentially, by himself managed to have parliament outlaw the slave trade. A great example of what one person and do with his (her) life!

May 02, 2015

Along with Darwin regarding race and slavery: . . . . . . . . . in contrast with: . . “Christianity as a Justification for Slavery” . . .

Mar 11, 2013

Story of a great man, by a wonderful writer.

Aug 06, 2012

Did you enjoy the film? Then follow it up with this book! The authour's style makes for easy reading and goes into more depth than the movie.


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