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Amazing Grace - William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery-logo

Amazing Grace - William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

Eric Metaxas

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

10h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

23:53


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

32:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

48:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:22


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

34:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:35