William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
By Eric Metaxas

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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.  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. 

"A superb history of the British campaign against slavery... Amazing Grace will prove to  you how great Human Effort abolition demanded."
- Stanley Crouch in the Daily News (New York)

"Metaxas tells Wilberforce's story with a charm and energy reminiscent of a favorite history professor, painting a captivating picture of this era of social reform that revolutionized the world."
- BookPage

"The little-known story of the lifelong struggle of a member of the British Parliament to abolish slavery in the British Empire."
- USA Today

"A crackling bonfire of truth and clarity... Metaxas... is an irresistible writer. [He tells the story] with such a sharp eye and ready wit and moral passion that we are caught up in the momentum of it and blown away."
- John Wilson, Books & Culture

Eric Metaxas is the New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer, Seven Men, Socrates in the City, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Where Afraid to Ask), and many others. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, The Washington Post, Books & Culture, Christianity Today, and First Things. He is founder and host of Socrates in the City in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Pages: 320 (paperback)

  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780061173882
  • SKU: 73882d

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