Amazing Grace Response

Amazing Grace Response - Joshua Huver 10 February, 2008 T....

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Joshua Huver 10 February, 2008 T. Campbell HIS 1120 “Amazing Grace” Response Yes, activist politics are very evident in the film. The way William Wilberforce and William Pitt worked so hard to sway parliament is a great example. The issue at hand of the slave trade among British colonies and England itself could have easily been just debated over for years, but Wilberforce, touched by his experience with Olaudah Equiano, went out and forced people to “smell the death” for themselves, and gathered a petition with a few thousand influential names on it. Typically, Wilberforce could be considered a liberal simply because his point of view strayed from the conservative, traditional style of those around him. Many people might have been thinking the same things as him, but he was able to say them and make his thoughts vocal. I don’t think he was ahead of his time. He was just right. After the law passed in England in 1833 to ban slavery, the issue began to pick up in America. If
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