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Bury the Chains By Adam Hochschild

Bury the Chains
by Adam Hochschild

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From the award-winning author of King Leopold's Ghost, the dramatic story of the men who ignited the first great human rights movement
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Bury the Chains Summary


Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery by Adam Hochschild

Eighteenth-century Britain was the world's leading centre for the slave trade. Profits soared and fortunes were made, but in 1788 things began to change. Bury The Chains tells the remarkable story of the men who sought to end slavery and brought the issue to the heart of British political life.

`Hochschild's marvellous book is a timely reminder of what a small group of determined people, with right on their side, can achieve. Carefully researched and elegantly written, with a pacy narrative that ranges from the coffee houses of London to the back-breaking sugar plantations of the West Indies, it charts the unlikely success of the first international human rights movement' Saul David, Literary Review

'Hochschild is such a gifted researcher and story-teller that he never fails to hold the reader's attention. . . For all its terrible theme, Hochschild's book is not in the least depressing, because it is suffused with admiration for the courage and enlightenment of the men and women who crusaded against this evil, and finally prevailed' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph

'Thought-provoking, absorbing and well-written' Brendan Simms, Sunday Times

'Stirring and unforgettable' Economist

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"'Hochschild's marvellous book is a timely reminder of what a small group of determined people, with right on their side, can achieve. Carefully researched and elegantly written, with a pacy narrative that ranges from the coffee houses of London to the back-breaking sugar plantations of the West Indies, it charts the unlikely success of the first internatinal human rights movement' Saul David, Literary Review 'Hochschild is such a gifted researcher and story-teller that he never fails to hold the reader's attention...For all its terrible theme, Hochschild's book is not in the least depressing, because it is suffused with admiration for the courage and enlightenment of the men and women who crusaded against this evil, and finally prevailed' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'Thought-provoking, absorbing and well-written' Brendan Simms, Sunday Times 'Stirring and unforgettable' Economist"

About Adam Hochschild


Adam Hochschild is the author of King Leopold's Ghost, which was awarded the prestigious Duff Cooper Prize. He teaches writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkley.

Additional information

GOR001622340
Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery by Adam Hochschild
Adam Hochschild
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2006-01-20
480
0330485814
9780330485814
Long-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize 2005 (UK)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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