By Eric Metaxas
Amazing Grace tells the tale of the amazing lifetime of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This obtainable biography chronicles Wilberforce's outstanding position as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.
At the guts of this heroic lifestyles was once a passionate twenty-year struggle to abolish the British slave exchange, a conflict Wilberforce gained in 1807, in addition to efforts to abolish slavery itself within the British colonies, a victory accomplished simply 3 days prior to his dying in 1833.
Metaxas discovers during this unsung hero a guy of whom it may well actually be stated: he replaced the area. prior to Wilberforce, few idea slavery used to be incorrect. After Wilberforce, so much societies on this planet got here to determine it as a good ethical wrong.
To mark the two hundredth anniversary of the abolition of the British slave alternate, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined jointly to commemorate the lifetime of William Wilberforce with the feature-length movie Amazing Grace and this spouse biography, which supplies a fuller account of the fantastic lifetime of this nice guy than will be captured on film.
This account of Wilberforce's lifestyles can assist many develop into accustomed to an excellent guy who was once a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an idea to the anti-slavery circulation in the United States.
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