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

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

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Pages crisp and clear with tight binding. Some wear to dust jacket. Foxing to the page edges. See images

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  • Format - Hardback
  • Pages - 467

  

Synopsis

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 The abolitionists, spearheaded by the enigmatic Thomas Clarkson, documented abuse, rallied supporters and evaded repeated attempts on their lives. In doing so they created a movement that was like nothing ever seen before. Not governed by Parliament or regulated by the Church, it was the first major embodiment of a `civilized' society. In this monumental new book, Adam Hochschild vividly recreates those turbulent times, brilliantly bringing to life a host of determined and steadfast characters. Compelling, disturbing and brilliantly written, this is the definitive account of one of the key moments in Britain's history.

 

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