By Eric Metaxas
Amazing Grace tells the tale of the striking lifetime of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This obtainable biography chronicles Wilberforce's notable function as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.
At the heart of this heroic lifestyles was once a passionate twenty-year struggle to abolish the British slave alternate, a conflict Wilberforce gained in 1807, in addition to efforts to abolish slavery itself within the British colonies, a victory completed simply 3 days sooner than his dying in 1833.
Metaxas discovers during this unsung hero a guy of whom it may really be stated: he replaced the realm. ahead of Wilberforce, few concept slavery used to be fallacious. After Wilberforce, so much societies on the earth got here to determine it as a good ethical wrong.
To mark the two hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the British slave exchange, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined jointly to commemorate the lifetime of William Wilberforce with the feature-length movie Amazing Grace and this significant other biography, which gives a fuller account of the superb lifetime of this nice guy than should be captured on film.
This account of Wilberforce's lifestyles might help many turn into accustomed to an outstanding guy who used to be a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an thought to the anti-slavery circulate in the United States.
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Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas