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/acx0/054372/bk_acx0_054372_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/acx0/042061/bk_acx0_042061_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 Incorporating essays written over the past thirty years - two of them previously unpublished, and the others not widely available - Views from the Dark Side of American History reveals some of the major personal and scholarly concerns of his career and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/acx0/001685/bk_acx0_001685_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/000089/bk_slnd_000089_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/008202/bk_blak_008202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meredith I. ´´Andy´´ Anderson teams with Kristi Sandgren for Civil War Women of Courage. A collection of exciting stories about 13 young women, 11 to 24 years of age, based on actual events reported in letters and newspapers during our nation´s greatest conflict. From the streets of Baltimore to the Indian ravaged frontier of Minnesota and across the battlefields of the South, it´s nonstop adventure. History in the words of those who lived it. Be part of each life as their story unfolds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McBride. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048848/bk_acx0_048848_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 D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008391/bk_blak_008391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of rare occult books left to rot in the Church of Starry Wisdom in Providence, Rhode Island, after the Starry Wisdom cult dispersed to parts unknown in the late 19th century. The recent shocking discovery of a previously unknown book auction catalogue issued in 1877 offers insight into the myriad mysteries of the cult. Entitled Catalogue of the Occult Library of the Recently Disbanded Church of Starry Wisdom of Providence, Rhode Island, and issued by the notorious Arkham firm Pent & Serenade, the catalogue reveals the long-suspected fact that the church intended to sell its library to finance its removal from Providence. The sale, of course, never materialized, as later events make obvious, but the book auction catalogue informs us of the cult´s original intent and leaves for us an enormously valuable and fascinating piece of ephemera detailing the infamous collection of rare occult books in all of its dark and foreboding glory. Furthermore, the book auction catalogue is unique among its contemporaries in that the auction firm Pent & Serenade, recognizing the importance of the exceedingly rare volumes in the cult´s possession, commissioned a wide variety of 19th-century scholars to write essays on the histories of the books offered at auction. As such, the catalogue is a uniquely, almost absurdly valuable item for scholars and collectors around the world and is presented here in exacting facsimile by PS Publishing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062435/bk_acx0_062435_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An exciting and accurate portrayal of the military action in the southern colonies that led to a new American nation. A companion to Pancake´s study of the northern campaign, 1777: The Year of the Hangman, this volume deals with the American Revolution in the Carolinas. Together, the two books constitute a complete history of the Revolutionary War. Pancake tells a gripping story of the southern campaign, the scene of a grim and deadly guerilla war. In the savage internecine struggle, Americans fought Americans with a fierceness that appalled even a veteran like General Nathanael Greene. ´´Utilizing extensive manuscript collections, John Pancake explains not why the colonists won the War of Independence, but rather why the British lost. Yorktown, he argues, was not the result of a momentary oversight by the British navy, but the final consequence of the longstanding failure of British military and political leadership.´´ So said the Journal of Southern History when This Destructive War was first published in 1985. The Florida Historical Quarterly further opined, ´´Pancake has given us a well-researched and beautifully - and tightly - written book.´´ General audiences as well as scholars and students of the American Revolution will welcome anew this classic, definitive study of the campaign in the Carolinas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081153/bk_acx0_081153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Greatest Speeches of Great Politicians features historical speeches given by those aspiring to win over voters and gain positions of power. Well-known candidates for a variety of offices address campaign rallies, press conferences, and the general public. This collection includes speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Barry Goldwater, Barbara Jordan, Bob Dole, Carl Stokes, Bobby Kennedy, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy, and others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, John F. Kennedy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008779/bk_blak_008779_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.