Download e-book for iPad: Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an by Adam Hochschild

By Adam Hochschild

ISBN-10: 0618104690

ISBN-13: 9780618104697

ISBN-10: 0618619070

ISBN-13: 9780618619078

ISBN-10: 1541468201

ISBN-13: 9781541468207

From the writer of the generally acclaimed King Leopold's Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of 1 of the main brilliantly equipped social justice campaigns in heritage -- the struggle to loose the slaves of the British Empire. In early 1787, twelve males -- a printer, a legal professional, a priest, and others united by way of their hatred of slavery -- got here jointly in a London printing store and commenced the world's first grass-roots stream, scuffling with for the rights of individuals on one other continent. Masterfully stoking public opinion, the movement's leaders pioneered quite a few recommendations which have been followed via electorate' pursuits ever seeing that, from patron boycotts to wall posters and lapel buttons to big name endorsements. A deft chronicle of this groundbreaking antislavery campaign and its strong enemies, Bury the Chains offers a little-celebrated human rights watershed its due at last.

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