Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
- Author: Adam Hochschild
- Publisher: Mariner Books / Houghton Mifflin Company
- Published: February 2006
- ISBN-10: 0618619070
- ISBN-13: 9780618619078
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 2005
- Subject: HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
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An up-to-date, accurate, and beautifully written history of British abolitionism, the world's first successful if costly movement for human rights. Hochschild vividly re-creates the personalities and detailed social context of the British reformers' struggle against both the African slave trade and then colonial slavery. Source Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W illus. 468p.
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