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  • ISBN 0007228856
  • ISBN13 978-0007228850
  • Language English
  • Author William Hague
  • Publisher HARPER PRESS; 1st edition (2007)
  • Pages 592
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  • Category History
  • Subcategory World
  • Size ePub 1121 kb
  • Size Fb2 1991 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 479

Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Good, A good/very good, clean and sound copy in red cloth boards with gilt title on spine and good, clean dustjacket. William Wilberforce: the life of the great anti-slave trade campaigner. xviii, 582 p., [24] pages of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.. . Includes bibliographical references (p. 543-555) and index.. .

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William Hague has written the life of William Wilberforce who was both a staunch conservative and a tireless campaigner against the slave trade. Hague shows how Wilberforce, after his agonising conversion to evangelical Christianity, was able to lead a powerful tide of opinion, as MP for Hull, against the slave trade, a process which was to take up to half a century to be fully realised. Indeed, he succeeded in rallying to his cause the support in the Commons Debates of some the finest orators in Parliament, having become one of the most respected speakers of those times.

June 16 2007, 1:00am, The Times. A courtly life at the fringes of power beckoned. SOCIABLE, WELL connected and exceptionally rich, William Wilberforce seemed an archetypal late 18th-century gentleman. Armed, in his own words, with a perfect command of money, Wilberforce was a charming and popular undergraduate at Cambridge. But nothing in his character, except a facility for making and keeping friends, seemed at all remarkable. No one would have guessed that his inquiring but slightly unfocused intellect would one day bring to an end the slave trade.

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William Wilberforce (24 August 1759 – 29 July 1833) was a British politician, philanthropist, and a leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he began his political career in 1780, eventually becoming an independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Yorkshire (1784–1812). In 1785, he became an evangelical Christian, which resulted in major changes to his lifestyle and a lifelong concern for reform.

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Questanthr
There have been a number of Wilberforce biographies that have come out in the last few years, but this one, by a member of Parliament for more than twenty-five years (including being leader of the Conservative Party and a member of the Shadow Cabinet), has the advantage of being not only extremely well-written and well-researched, but has a sense of "you are there," particularly in making clear Wilberforce's great abilities as a speaker (both as he campaigned for election and re-election to Parliament) and in the House of Commons itself; his grace toward not only those members of Parliament who agreed with much of what he stood for, but those who did not; and his relentless determination to put his Christian faith into practice in a life of politics.

In addition to his well-known generosity with his money (he ended his life virtually penniless because he gave away, during his life, most of the fortune he had inherited), what is perhaps less well known is that much of what made Wilberforce so powerful a figure for good during his life was his winsome and witty personality: people simply loved to be around him, and not just (or even primarily) because he was wealthy. In addition, though he enjoyed serving as a member of the House of Commons for 45 years, he never sought higher office.

Perhaps thinking of what he had seen during his own life in politics, author William Hague (who himself retired from politics in 2015) concludes:

"Wilberforce's pursuit of a broad and uplifting vision of society elevates him far above the general ranks of politicians. But the fact that he managed to live according to his own principles, and constantly reflect his beliefs in his own character, is his crowning glory. It may be easier to disdain money and to give much of it away if you inherit a large amount of it, but few people born in that position actually do so. It is easy to think of a Member of Parliament can resist temptations of seeking higher office if he has a great cause as an alternative, but it is still a rare event. Wilberforce exercised a genuine and remarkable self-discipline, and managed to do so while maintaining his optimistic and vivacious disposition.... He showed how a political career could be conducted differently, pursuing long-term objectives deeply rooted in certain principles, strengthened in his indifference to holding power by his understanding of its transitory nature. As a result, he defied the axiom that political careers necessarily end in failure, going to his grave fulfilled by the knowledge of what he had to do, while those politicians to whom power alone is important decline in their old age into bitterness and despair." (pp. 514-515)

Highly recommended on many levels.
Clonanau
I have been intrigued by the life of Wilberforce and was really looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunately I found the writing style to be tedious and repetitive. I lost the flow of his life in a wash of details that seemed nearly indistinguishable from other details. I am quite disappointed at what was a tiresome read.
Grokinos
Excellent resource! Though it was necessary to give a detailed accout of the culture of that day as well as the political atmosphere, I think the author focused a little too much on it. I found myself flipping through pages to get to the next events pertinent to the abolition of slavery and Wilberforce's role in it. Very well written, does not use billion dollars words one has to look up, which would interrupt the flow.
Hallolan
I have just finished this large, 500 page biography of William Wilberforce. William hague, the author, is an MP in the British Houses of Parliament and former leader of the Conservative Party. He represents Yorkshire (as did William Wilberforce) and this is Hague's second major work. His first was a biography of William Pitt the Younger, friend and contemporary of Wilberforce as well as Englands youngest Prime Minister. His first book was excellent and this is equally good. Of course, if you have seen the film Amazing Grace then you may feel you need not read the biography - wrong! Hague shows the depth of faith which Wilberforce had - the struggles of spear heading the abolition movement and the intense humility of the man, as well as his integrity.

Hague truly unpacks Wilberforce - in a very thorough manner and this book is well worth the journey and time. Hague is turning into an accomplished historian / biographer - I wonder who he will tackle next!!
Made-with-Love
William Wilberforce has been the subject of many biographers and essayists and I have a small shelf of books on his life. This interpretation (and all biographies are in the end exercises in interpretation and culling of mountains of data) is in the top two of current biographical efforts in my opinion. I would go so far as to suggest that if I were to limit myself to one biography of Wilberforce, a "desert island" copy, this might well be the best to choose. I generally love parliamentary debates on great topics of the moment (one thinks of "Arguing About Slavery" by Miller which recounts the wondrous career of JQ Adams and the Slave Power representatives in the U.S. Congress, as well as "The Civil Rights Act of 1964" by Loevy which recounts the great struggle in Congress to pass the epochal legislation that enshrined protections that the radical republicans thought had been guaranteed in the first Reconstruction), and Hague's book has ample parliamentary descriptions of the battles that occupied the House of Commons in the 1780s thru 1830s. Wilberforce himself has been extolled to great detail and I can add nothing to the praise except to say that to my knowledge there was no American counterpart to him in the disastrous path to the Civil War. He was a polymath of reform and it took several Americans to equal his efforts. The same could be said of Clarkson. Marvelous people and truly "heroes for humanity" If you are starting to learn about Wilberforce and the England of his times, I would highly recommend this title as a starting place, read in conjunction with "Burying the Chains" by Adam Hochschild.