Bury the Chains
Mar 26, 2007 — Two hundred years ago, Great Britain outlawed the African slave trade throughout its massive empire. Events are being held all month to mark the bicentennial. Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves, offers his insights.
Feb 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.
Dec 22, 2005 — Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan lists her favorite books of 2005, including novels by Mary Gaitskill and Kazuo Ishiguro, and memoirs by Joan Didion and J.R. Moehringer.
Jul 13, 2005 — Author Adam Hochschild works with a clear cast of villains and heroes in this history of the abolitionist movement in Britain.
Jan 28, 2005 — Certain events in history people just know — in Great Britain, its well-known that the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. In America, Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation in 1863, ending slavery. But few know that seminal event came decades after Britain had already cut its ties to the slave trade. NPR's Tony Cox talks with Adam Hochschild, author of Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves, about that moment in British history and the impact it had on the emancipation movement in America.