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

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

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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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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Sku
GOR004256809
Title
Bury the Chains: The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery
Author
Condition
Well Read
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Year published
Number of pages
480
ISBN 10
0330485814
ISBN 13
9780330485814
Prizes
Long-listed for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize 2005 (UK)
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