Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hochschild on NPR

Author and historian Adam Hochschild (Bury the Chains) was interviewed on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday about the upcoming movie "Amazing Grace," which concerns the abolition of the British slave trade. He comments on the film briefly (but says it takes some major historical liberties, as I expected it would - I'll see it anyway) but quickly moves on to discuss some of the major British abolitionist figures (Wilberforce, Clarkson, Equiano) and then John Newton (the author of "Amazing Grace" the hymn). A very worthwhile segment.

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