Bury the Chains

Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Product Number: EB00031032
Released: Feb 10, 2006
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ISBN: #9780547526959
Publisher: Mariner Books
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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.

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Author(s): Adam Hochschild
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 10, 2006

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Author(s): Adam Hochschild
Narrator(s): Derek Perkins
Product Number DD38216
Released: Jul 24, 2018
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Author(s): Adam Hochschild
Narrator(s): Derek Perkins
Product Number Z100137726
Released: Jul 24, 2018
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541498204

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