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The Resource Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves, Adam Hochschild

Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves, Adam Hochschild

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Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves
Title
Bury the chains
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prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves
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Adam Hochschild
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Bury the chains
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prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empires slaves
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eng
Summary
An account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world. In 1787, twelve men gathered in a London printing shop to pursue a seemingly impossible goal: ending slavery in the largest empire on earth. Along the way, they would pioneer most of the tools citizen activists still rely on today, from wall posters and mass mailings to boycotts and lapel pins. Within five years, more than 300,000 Britons were refusing to eat the chief slave-grown product, sugar; London's smart set was sporting antislavery badges created by Josiah Wedgwood; and the House of Commons had passed the first law banning the slave trade. The activists brought slavery in the British Empire to an end in the 1830s, long before it died in the United States
Summary
Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world
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Award
  • Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 2006.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
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Awards note
National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2005
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154398
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DLC
Dewey number
326/.8/0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1163
LC item number
.H63 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves
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Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves, Adam Hochschild
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-427) and index
Contents
World of bondage -- From tinder to flame -- A whole nation crying with one voice -- War and revolution -- Bury the chains
Control code
2424307
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 468 p.
Isbn
9780618619078
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004054091
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ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocm56390513
  • (OCoLC)56390513
Label
Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves, Adam Hochschild
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-427) and index
Contents
World of bondage -- From tinder to flame -- A whole nation crying with one voice -- War and revolution -- Bury the chains
Control code
2424307
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 468 p.
Isbn
9780618619078
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004054091
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56390513
  • (OCoLC)56390513

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