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

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

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Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves
Title
Bury the chains
Title remainder
prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves
Statement of responsibility
Adam Hochschild
Title variation
Bury the chains
Title variation remainder
prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empires slaves
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Language
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
Writing style
Award
  • Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 2006.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
Awards note
National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2005.
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TEFOD
Dewey number
326/.8/0941
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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, (overdrive ebook)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-427) and index
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multicolored
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Contents
World of bondage -- From tinder to flame -- A whole nation crying with one voice -- War and revolution -- Bury the chains
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ocn759581060
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1 online resource (viii, 468 p.)
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9780547526959
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2004054091
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(OCoLC)759581060
Label
Bury the chains : prophets and rebels in the fight to free an empire's slaves, Adam Hochschild, (overdrive ebook)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-427) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
World of bondage -- From tinder to flame -- A whole nation crying with one voice -- War and revolution -- Bury the chains
Control code
ocn759581060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 468 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547526959
Lccn
2004054091
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill.
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Publisher number
EB00031032
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759581060

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