Movie Review: William Wilberforce
Willliam Wilberforce also founded the SPCA: The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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Wilberforce dedicated his life to the seemingly impossible task of the abolition of the slave trade and slavery in the 18th-century British Empire---then comprising one-fifth of the world.
"As a young politician Wilberforce dedicated his life to the seemingly impossible task of the abolition of slavery in 18th-century Britain. Finally, after decades of struggle, his cause prevailed. Using an extensive collection of original printings and historical art to tell his story, this video shows the difference committed believers can make in combating social ills."
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He believed that even the worst evils could be overcome.
"The wittiest and most religious man in all of England," he was called. But the issues he dealt with were not amusing, and he pursued his world-changing political mission not from a religious ivory tower but in the messy world of brutal political struggle.
Slavery was taken for granted in 18th-century Britain--the leading slave-trade nation in Europe. The British shipped 70,000 men, women, and children per year to the slave plantations. It was a very profitable business and provided major underpinning for the British economy.
Wilberforce dedicated his life to Jesus Christ...
As a young politician, Wilberforce dedicated his life to Jesus Christ. This commitment impelled him to devote his energy to the __________________________
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seemingly impossible task of the abolition of slavery.
This video follows Wilberforce in his decades long struggle against the enormous strength of the slavery establishment. Finally, his cause prevailed. It was what historian G. M. Trevelyan described as "one of the turning points of the world."
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