17-Feb-07 (Created: 17-Feb-07) | More in 'Humanities Current'

Adam Hochschild Abolition Great Britain, Clark, wilberforce

Weekend Edition Saturday, February 17, 2007 The slave trade was abolished in the British colonies 200 years ago this year. The film Amazing Grace commemorates the event. Writer Adam Hochschild discusses the birth of the abolitionist movement in Great Britain. (Hochschild is the author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves.)