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Bury the Chains

The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery

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Bury the Chains by Adam Hochschild
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Eighteenth-century Britain was the world's leading centre for the slave trade. Profits soared and fortunes were made, but in 1788 things began to change. Bury The Chains tells the remarkable story of the men who sought to end slavery and brought the issue to the heart of British political life. `Hochschild's marvellous book is a timely reminder of what a small group of determined people, with right on their side, can achieve. Carefully researched and elegantly written, with a pacy narrative that ranges from the coffee houses of London to the back-breaking sugar plantations of the West Indies, it charts the unlikely success of the first international human rights movement' Saul David, Literary Review 'Hochschild is such a gifted researcher and story-teller that he never fails to hold the reader's attention. . . For all its terrible theme, Hochschild's book is not in the least depressing, because it is suffused with admiration for the courage and enlightenment of the men and women who crusaded against this evil, and finally prevailed' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph 'Thought-provoking, absorbing and well-written' Brendan Simms, Sunday Times 'Stirring and unforgettable' Economist

Author Biography

Adam Hochschild is the author of King Leopold's Ghost, which was awarded the prestigious Duff Cooper Prize. He teaches writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkley.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Unabridged edition
Imprint
Pan Books
Pages
480
Dimensions
130x197x30
ISBN-13
9780330485814
Product ID
1663927

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