The conditions on slave ships were sickening, and many never survived to reach their destination. Thousands of men, women and children suffered heart-rending separations from their family, even their own children, parents and siblings. This was what life was like for countless people before the slave trade was abolished. But William Wilberforce fought to bring freedom and relief from the terrors of the slave trade. His exciting story shows the amazing effect his faith in Christ and his love for people had on transforming a nation. Recommended for ages 8 to 14.
ISBN-13: 9781845509194 Availability: In Stock Ages: 8-14 Series:Trailblazers
From the book: 'No! No! cried the little boy, 'Please no! I want to stay with my Mother!' 'Be quiet!' shouted the man who roughly pulled his mother from him. She was taken to a raised platform and offered for sale, immediately. The heart-broken mother was to be separated from her little boy for the rest of her life. This was the fate of thousands of women and children in the days before slavery was abolished. One man fought to bring freedom and relief from the terrors of the slave trade; it took him forty-five years. His name was William Wilberforce. This is his exciting story that shows the amazing effect his faith in Christ and his love for people had on transforming a nation.