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William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner - FIRST EDITION -

Hague, William

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ISBN 10: 0151012679 / ISBN 13: 9780151012671
Published by Harcourt, Inc., 2008
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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STATED FIRST U.S. Edition AND Printing. Filled with b/w archival photographs. A FABULOUS volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket. Jacket has minute 'crinkles' to crown and foot of spine paper. Large section of "Notes" at rear, plus Index. Mylar protected jacket. A FIRST/FIRST. 582 pages. (International postage at cost due to weight). Bookseller Inventory # 002356

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Title: William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great ...

Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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From William Hague comes a major biography of abolitionist William Wilberforce, the man who fought for twenty years to abolish the Atlantic slave trade.

Wilberforce, born to a prosperous family, chose a life of public service and adherence to Evangelical values over the comfortable merchant existence that was laid out for him. Of a conservative bent, Wilberforce was actively hostile to radicals and revolutionaries, but championed one of the great liberal causes of all time—the abolition of slavery—and was an invaluable contributor to its ultimate success. When Parliament finally outlawed the slave trade in 1807, Wilberforce did not rest on his laurels but took part in the campaign for the abolition of slavery itself. He never held or desired a cabinet post, but became an expert in any subject he addressed as a member of Parliament. And although his convictions were informed by deep religious fervor, he never hesitated to change his mind upon reflection. Hague captures all of these nuances and complexities in this clear-eyed, humane, and moving biography.

About the Author:

WILLIAM HAGUE has served in various capacities in the British government since 1989, including Leader of the Conservative Party. He is the shadow foreign secretary and senior member of the Shadow Cabinet, and the author of William Pitt the Younger. He lives in Yorkshire, England.

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