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Amazing Grace, John Newton (1779) Most of us have heard the familiar words, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.” The author of the hymn was, by his own admission, a “wretch.” He was a slave trader, a blasphemer, a rebel, an immoral man, a torturer, and as far from grace as anyone could ever be. As a boy, John was captivated by the adventure and risk of life on the high seas. When he was eleven, young John Newton launched into that exciting life of voy

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Self-Published Slavery Novel Scores World-Wide Book Deals

The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden. A historical novel about slavery, self-published by a legal aid employment attorney!