How is the election of 1876 stolen from Samuel Tilden, and why does the Compromise of 1877, which is part of the deal, all but ends the moral issue of concern for the ex-slaves? 20. James A. Garfield 21. Chester A. Arthur 22. Grover Cleveland 23. Benjamin Harrison. All are mediocre presidents, overshadowed by the economic giants of the times. 24. Cleveland, second term. He breaks Pullman strike with troops after the governor refuses to illegally intervene. 25. William McKinley. He annexes the Philippines after the Spanish-American War, leading to two years of brutal guerrilla war. He is assassinated by an anarchist. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eugene Lieber. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054372de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hear the stories from the colorful characters of Gloucester in their own words! From the Sachem Masconnomet to the renowned Fitz Henry Lane, Howard Blackburn, General Benjamin Butler, John and Judith Sargent Murray, and many others. Relive the early history of America´s oldest seaport through the mouths of its salty characters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bradley Royds, Gordon Baird, James Buhrendorf, Duncan Nelson, David Adams, Nora Messier, Tina Greel, Talia Brown, Jay DiPrima. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/042061de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning historian Simon Schama´s landmark exploration of how America´s past influences its future ´I can tell you exactly when American democracy came back from the dead, because I was there . . .´ Simon Schama´s different kind of history of the USA begins in the middle of an Iowa caucus. There he witnesses first-hand the exciting, chaotic crush as ordinary Americans - grannies, students, businesswomen and doctors - decide who should become the 44th President of the United States. He meets Muslim Chuck (Khalil) Alaman, the ´Chicken Club´ immigrants and even retired generals, with their take on American history, as they all face the future. Schama delves into America´s past to reveal a fascinating collection of stories - of heroes and villains - that capture the spirit of a country built on migration and war: Fannie Lou, sharecropper turned civil rights campaigner, General Montgomery Meigs, founder of the first war cemetery at Arlington, and many more. Simon Schama has lived in America half his life. Here, he shows how the echoes of the past live on in the land of freedom and opportunity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Marinker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/002294de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Throughout his long and influential career, Michael Fellman has explored the tragic side of American history. Best known for his path-breaking work on the American Civil War and for an interdisciplinary methodology that utilizes social psychology, cultural anthropology, and comparative history, Fellman has delved into issues of domination, exploitation, political violence, racism, terrorism, and the experiences of war. Incorporating essays written over the past thirty years - two of them previously unpublished, and the others not widely available - Views from the Dark Side of American History reveals some of the major personal and scholarly concerns of his career and illuminates his approach to history, research, applied theory, and analysis. Each essay includes a thought-provoking preface and afterword that situate it in its time and explore its intellectual and political contexts. Fellman also grapples with the personal elements of developing as a historian - the people with whom he argued or agreed with, the settings in which he gave or published the papers, and the subjective as well as historical issues that he addressed. The collection encourages history students, historians, and general readers of history to think through the layers of their historical engagement and to connect their personal experiences and social commitments to their explorations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Fisher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001685de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When award-winning journalist Dave Jamieson´s parents sold his childhood home a few years ago, he rediscovered a prized boyhood possession: his baseball card collection. Now was the time to cash in on the investments of his youth. But all the card shops had closed, and cards were selling for next to nothing online. What had happened? In Mint Condition, his fascinating, eye-opening, endlessly entertaining book, Jamieson finds the answer by tracing the complete story of this beloved piece of American childhood. Picture cards had long been used for advertising, but after the Civil War, tobacco companies started slipping them into cigarette packs as collector´s items. Before long the cards were wagging the cigarettes. In the 1930s cards helped gum and candy makers survive the Great Depression. In the 1960s royalties from cards helped transform the baseball players´ association into one of the country´s most powerful unions, dramatically altering the game. In the ´80s and ´90s, cards went through a spectacular bubble, becoming a billion-dollar-a-year industry before all but disappearing, surviving today as the rarified preserve of adult collectors. Mint Condition is charming original history brimming with colorful characters, sure to delight baseball fans and collectors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Young. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021830de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of Lincoln´s most famous speeches. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Basler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/slnd/000089de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must listen for anyone looking to understand the state´s unique charm. The engaging pieces in The Great Taos Bank Robbery unveil the life and magic one experiences in the Land of Enchantment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Garrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004472de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the story of the American Revolution, the men who made it and who then secured it. It is the story of an improbable victory by a provincial collection of loosely knit colonies over the dominant military and political power in the world. It is also the story of the creation of a nation founded on principles that no one at the time regarded as viable, and that over time have come to be regarded as the most successful recipe for political success in the modern world. The central theme of the story is that the creation of this nation of laws was only made possible by a small group of men, whom we refer to here as the Brotherhood of the Revolution.In this course, readers are provided an in-depth look at the single most consequential event of American history: the American Revolution. Distinguished historian Edmund Morgan wrote that no one has ever quite understood the Revolution and that no one ever will. This course is an attempt, at least on some level, to prove him wrong. While the American Revolution now appears to have been inevitable, it was, in fact, highly improbable. An early conversation between Continental Congressman Eldridge Gerry and Benjamin Harrison about the prospect of being hanged by the British is a prime example of the enormous risks that were involved. In this course, it will be shown just how problematic and uncertain this period of history actually was. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Ellis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002525de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
War in Paradise is a collection of articles about the impact of World War II on the Sunshine State. It covers subjects such as German prisoners of war, U-boat attacks along the Florida coast, three Florida natives killed at Pearl Harbor, Army Air Force bombing runs that fell on civilians in Florida, German saboteurs who landed on the Florida peninsula, RAF trainees in Florida, the suicide of a German POW, and the murder of a Floridian in German custody. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joseph Wycoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091139de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A day that will live in infamy.... Nothing to fear but fear itself.... Ask not what your country can do for you.... Ich bin ein Berliner.... Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Barack Obama, this collection features original speeches by the presidents of the United States. These are actual historic recordings. The sound quality represents the available audio technology of the era and varies by recording. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008202de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.