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“A fine and important book.” (Chicago Sun-Times)
“The little-known story of the lifelong struggle of a member of Parliament to abolish slavery in the British Empire.” (USA Today)
Amazing Grace is the biography of William Wilberforce, a British statesman and reformer from the early part of the 19th century. It chronicles his extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in 1807. He was also instrumental in passing legislation to abolish slavery in the British colonies, a victory he won just three days before his death in 1833. He was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America. America needs to become reacquainted with this moral hero.
This biography of one of the foremost abolitionists of Britain’s anti-slavery movement is the official tie-in book to the film Amazing Grace by Walden Media. The hardcover edition spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Nice book. Wonderful story about a man who impacted the course of history profoundly by persevering in the cause of abolition in England and the reformation of society.Published 7 days ago by Susan
A very moving and interesting story of how the slave trade was ended in EnglandPublished 18 days ago by joe daubenmier
Wonderful and inspiring story of a devout Christian who lived his faith despite much animosity.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Good account of the life of a hero. Metaxis presents Wilberforce in an extremely likable manner. Some of the language was a little flowery and the comparisons were odd but overall... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kenzie
A GREAT read about a GREAT MAN! Held my interest throughout the entire book. Excellent writing skills and vast research. This is fantastic!Published 1 month ago by BILL