Amazing Grace

Has anyone seen this? It looks very heavy-handed, based on the trailer. The history is interesting, though.

Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost, made the case a while ago in Mother Jones that Wilberforce’s campaign to abolish the slave trade was “the first human rights campaign,” and how, with direct-mail fundraising letters, publicity stunts, product boycotts, and newsletters designed to rally supporters, it set the pattern for those that followed. (It was also founded on the first systematic exercise in investigative journalism.)