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Bury the Chains: The Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves
Date Monday May 09
Time 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
312 Sutter St. #200
b/w Stockton and Grant
San Francisco
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Adam Hochschild, Writer; Lecturer, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley; Co-Founder, Mother Jones magazine; Commentator, NPR's All Things Considered; Author, King Leopold's Ghost and Bury the Chains

Brief Description of Event:

In Bury the Chains, author Adam Hochschild chronicles the first, and most influential grassroots human rights campaign to end slavery throughout the British Empire in the late 18th century. He describes how the British abolition movement pioneered powerful methods used by citizens' movements in democratic countries today and draws a parallel between the struggle of the abolitionists and current global campaigns to improve working conditions and end child labor in developing countries. His book is a reminder of how a strong social movement and a few devoted individuals can awaken a nation's conscience and change history.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Apr 20th, 2005 5:18 PM

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