The British Struggle to Abolish Slavery
Paperback 480pp Illustrated
9781447211365   Product Code: 22556
How can a handful of idealistic people bring about a massive reversal of public opinion in the space of a few decades? This vivid and inspiring account of the first great human rights movement ranges from the coffee houses of 18th century London to the back-breaking plantations of the West Indies to chart the means by which Wilberforce and his allies faced down the opposition of vested interests in their tireless campaign to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire.