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

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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.

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William Wilberforce was a world-class statesman, a politician whose profound Christian convictions not only led to the abolition of slavery in the British Empire but also paved the way for the development of the Welfare State. The forthcoming film, starring Ioan Gruffud, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon and Rufus Sewell, is directed by Michael Apted and is released in March 2007 in the UK. It is released by Walden Media, the same company as made the film of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. This entirely new biography by celebrated author Eric Metaxas is meticulously researched and vividly readable. It will contain approximately 75 stills from the film.

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By Metaxas, Eric [ [ Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery ] ] Nov-2007[ Paperback ]

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