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Author : Fergus M Bordewich
Performed By : Fergus M. Bordewich
Harper Collins US
Duration : 6 hours
Type : American
Social & Economic
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An important book of epic scope on America's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change.
The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion arose a clash of values that evolved into a fierce fight for nothing less than the country's soul. Beginning six decades before the Civil War, freedom-seeking blacks and courageous whites worked together to save tens of thousands of lives, often at the risk of great physical danger to themselves. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law.
Meticulously researched and uncommonly engaging, Bound for Canaan shows why it was the Underground Railroad and not the civil rights movement that gave birth to this country's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.
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Have you always loved reading but sometimes find it hard to find the time? Theres nothing quite like curling up with a good book but many of us cannot do that as much as we would llike. We sacrifice this special time because we have so many other things to do each day. It is a common problem and it is the reason why people on average are not reading as much as they once did.
Audio books bring the story to life just as the storytellers of the past did. They allow you to experience the book in a whole new way; in the way the writer felt and heard it in their head. You can feel the emotion when you allow audio books to let the story come to life.
Author : Christopher Lee
Performed By : Various
BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Duration : 11 hours 30 minutes
Type : Non Fiction
Our Price : $31.25
This is volume 1 of the eagerly-awaited follow-up to Christopher Lee's highly-acclaimed and award-winning "BBC Radio 4" series. The original ground-breaking series of This Sceptred Isle... View...
Author : Stephen E. Ambrose
Performed By : Barrett Whitener
Simon & Schuster
Duration : 22 hours
Type : American
Adventurers & Explorers
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In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and... View...
Author : Abraham Lincoln
Performed By : George Vafiadis
Duration : 2 hours 50 minutes
Type : Royalty and Heads of State
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Lincoln comes alive through the reading of his letters. Audio Best of the Year - Publishers Weekly, 10 BEST - Library Journal View...
Author : Berwick Coates
Performed By : Berwick Coates
Duration : 47 minutes
Type : Pre 1900
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