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Bury the Chains

Bury the Chains

  • Title: Bury the Chains
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  • ISBN : 9780618619078
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 496 pages


From the author of the widely acclaimed King Leopold s Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of one of the most brilliantly organized social justice campaigns in history the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire In early 1787, twelve men a printer, a lawyer, a clergyman, and others united by their hatred of slavery came together in a London printing shop a From the author of the widely acclaimed King Leopold s Ghost comes the taut, gripping account of one of the most brilliantly organized social justice campaigns in history the fight to free the slaves of the British Empire In early 1787, twelve men a printer, a lawyer, a clergyman, and others united by their hatred of slavery came together in a London printing shop and began the world s first grass roots movement, battling for the rights of people on another continent Masterfully stoking public opinion, the movement s leaders pioneered a variety of techniques that have been adopted by citizens movements ever since, from consumer boycotts to wall posters and lapel buttons to celebrity endorsements A deft chronicle of this groundbreaking antislavery crusade and its powerful enemies, Bury the Chains gives a little celebrated human rights watershed its due at last


Author Adam Hochschild

Hochschild was born in New York City As a college student, he spent a summer working on an anti government newspaper in South Africa and subsequently worked briefly as a civil rights worker in Mississippi in 1964 Both were politically pivotal experiences about which he would later write in his book Finding the Trapdoor He later was part of the movement against the Vietnam War, and, after severa




Bury the Chains Reviews (31)

  • A very interesting and, despite its grim subject matter, a very enjoyable book Actually, insofar as the subject matter is the abolition, first of the British trans Atlantic slave trade, and subsequently, of slavery in the British Empire, it is not grim, but uplifting The author paints the movement a [..]

  • Margaret Mead once said, Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has This book is the story of those thoughtful, committed citizens, beginning with twelve men who met in a bookshop in London in 1787 to form a societ [..]

  • Really good history about the development of fight to end slavery in the British empire Really good companion to his King Leopald s Ghost. [..]

  • Five stars might be a hair too much, but it was pretty close I do not read much history but was intrigued by Thomas Clarkson and a friend recommended this book because he features prominently in it Hochschild s writing is lively, interesting, and informative through the whole book He doesn t sugar c [..]

  • Like his other books, Adam Hochschild hits a home run on this one This is an area about which I was totally ignorant but having read this well written book, I feel like I now have a decent grasp on the battle for abolition in Britain It is tempting to compare the battle in the West Indies to the one [..]

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