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Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833), chronicling Wilberforces extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of his heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave tradea battle Wilberforce won in 1807 as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833. Eric Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong. This account of Wilberforces life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.