[COMPLETE] Poems of American History, I - icequeen

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Post by edhumpal » December 1st, 2014, 5:29 pm

Poems of American History, The Colonial Era by Various ( - 0).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/poems-of-american-history-the-colonial-era-by-various/

A History through Poetry of the exploration and settling of North American by Europeans. Beginning with Leif Erikson, and continuing through the Age of Exploration to the colonies of Virginia and New Amsterdam, including the arrival of the Puritans, the life of Pocahontas, the persecution of the Quakers, and the horror of the Salem Witch Trials, with works by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, Edward Everett Hale, Benjamin Franklin, William Wordsworth, Julia Ward Howe, and many, many more. This is the first of 5 volumes that cover American History through poetry from the Vikings to WWI. ( Ed Humpal)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47476
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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      Please note: After you have read the Disclaimer and Title, your text begins with the introductory paragraph before the poem. Then simply read the poem, and attribute the author at the end of the poem, which is how it appears in the text. Then, just as if you were beginning a new paragraph in a piece of prose, read the next introductory paragraph, the poem title, the poem, and the poet's name, continuing this way until your section is done.

      For the Dramatic Readings, Sections 24 and 30, at the beginning of your recording please say: "(character name) read by (you)" Please name your mp3 files this way: poemscolonialera_partname_section#_128kb

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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: OLSE5Hor
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Various) : editor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burton_Egbert_Ste
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 41
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      • Original publication date (if known): 1922
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      Genres for the project: Poetry; Culture & Heritage

      Keywords that describe the book: poetry, history, Salem Witch trials, Columbus, American history, spanish exploration, quakers, pocahantis, virginia settlement, new amsterdam, viking exploration

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      • "Section [number] of Poems of American History, The Colonial Era. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the Public Domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
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Post by icequeen » December 1st, 2014, 5:35 pm

OK, there you go, Ed. Your MW is ready for you, I will move this project to Short Works tomorrow, that way we have a little bit of exposure here first. :D
Ann

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Post by icequeen » December 1st, 2014, 5:37 pm

I would also recommend that you shorten the file name, just to be simpler. I would probably do poemscoloniaera_##_various_128kb .
Ann

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Post by edhumpal » December 1st, 2014, 6:11 pm

Just to get your wheels turning, before the MW is complete, which will take me a couple evenings, there are 150 +/- poems in this first volume. Check the link, and you will see that the first 8 chapters of Part I cover a very wide span of time, from the Vikings until the verge of the Revolution.

Interested in Leif Erikson? Columbus, Balboa, Ponce de Leon? The Puritans and the Mayflower? John Smith and Pocahontas? Quaker persecutions or the Salem Witch Trials? If you want to choose by Historical Event, glance at the poems - you can tell by the titles. This anthology will have about 40 sections, divided by Event mostly, but tweaked by length of poem. Most sections have about 4 related poems in them, up to 6, sometimes 2 if they're long.

Does your fancy waft you toward particular poets? This Volume has buckets of Longfellow and Whittier. Future volumes have buckets of Harte and Melville, and even one Lord Byron. Find a favorite poet and see if the section appeals to you.

The massive original text contains over 900 poems, and I plan to put one extracted section after another up as subsequent projects, so look forward to a very detailed crawl through culture and history. There will be 5 volumes by the end. New voices are quite welcome, and old hands may find some hidden treasures. This is a very engaging collection, which has stayed in print since it was first released.

I plan to read some of the material myself, but my Momma taught me to make sure all the guests are seated and served before stuffing my face. Sorry, Mom, I'm taking the Introduction. After that, I'll probably be caregiver-on-call to orphans. My sweet but tough MC has advised me to keep a sharp lookout on the 2 month deadlines, because the project is so large, so I'm practicing my stern look in the mirror. So far it looks like this: :lol:

Alright then! Fire up the Time Machine, Watson, the game's afoot!
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Post by AdeledePignerolles » December 1st, 2014, 6:31 pm

Hi,

This looks cool! :D How do I tell what poems make up a section before I claim something? Are they arranged in the book on gutenberg.org in order of how they'll be read?

Thanks!

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Post by edhumpal » December 1st, 2014, 6:51 pm

Working on it now, Adele. If you like to watch boards change on election night, stay glued. I'm getting a section done every few minutes, but it's already a little late here on the East Coast for a early bird like me.

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Post by AdeledePignerolles » December 1st, 2014, 7:08 pm

Are the links in the MW supposed to be the links to the text? I can't get them to work. :hmm:

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Post by icequeen » December 1st, 2014, 7:35 pm

He has put the wrong stuff into the wrong spot. I have PM'ed Ed to let him know of this. We will get this straightened out and then we will be ready for business!
Ann

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Post by edhumpal » December 1st, 2014, 8:02 pm

OK, seem to have it now. Better just go to sleep and see who won in the morning. :lol:

Besides getting these links in correctly, I have to edit the template for revised file name, as Ann has suggested, and the revised disclaimer. Therefore, to all, please go ahead and claim sections if they interest you, as I get them up today and tomorrow, but I will not respond and post them until all the backstage work is done, so that no one records the wrong disclaimer, or uses a wrong filename, etc. But if you ask for it, it is certainly yours.

And by the way, since more than one poem can start on the same page, follow the link to the target and look around, guided by the sequence of poems identified after the link.

Ann, I'm saying I don't believe I can target the middle of a page of a remote document. Am I right?

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Post by icequeen » December 1st, 2014, 8:55 pm

Yes, you can if there are targets in the document. You have that happening in your links right now, they go to where you want them to, so you are doing just fine! You may need to have a sentence above the MW that says that the reader needs to right click the link to get it to open in a new tab, otherwise it opens in the MW, which is too small. I know there is a way to get the link to open in a new tab automatically, but I need to search for it. Unless someone comes along and posts it before I find it. That happens a lot!
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Post by icequeen » December 1st, 2014, 9:28 pm

I found it!

Code: Select all

<a href="" target="blank">Link to text</a>

This will get the link to open in a new tab. The first 2 sections already have it. What is different is the target part. The one I sent to you in the earlier PM had target=_blank but it should be target="blank" .
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Post by edhumpal » December 1st, 2014, 9:51 pm

Well, it's happening a couple times, in the case of the beginning of a chapter, which is at the top of a page. The url will be http...gutenberg....page3," so what presents is the full page with the poem, or chapter heading, on top. But then the rest of the chapter is a steady flow of text, like a prose chapter, and the next poem to be linked to might be 2/3 of the way down page 9. But the url remains http.....page9 while you scroll anywhere up and down the page, so what presents in the browser window is page 9, the page break being at the top of the browser window, the poem being further down.

What I meant in my question was: If you were creating a website or an office document, and you wanted a link to go to a specific target, even in the middle of the page, you would have to highlight that word group, or image, and identify it as a target, then link to that target, and it would present at the top of the browser window. But we cannot edit the gutenberg page, so we can only work with the url, and we get what we get. This doesn't normally come up, because chapters start at the top of a page. That is why, when chapters are split sometimes, the BC has to write in the notes, "read from 'He stepped onto the train platform, (or such.)'

I am presuming any reader can see the poem that starts the sequence, from the text in the link box, click the link, and find the poem with a short scroll down the page, if it is not, by chance, at the top.

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Post by edhumpal » December 1st, 2014, 9:56 pm

OK, I'll edit the links to open new tabs.

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Post by icequeen » December 1st, 2014, 9:57 pm

Unfortunately, that is very true. I wish we could pop right to where we want the reader to go exactly, that would make life very easy. But I think most readers here will find what they need by scrolling. There are many books on PG that have no html stuff in them at all, so you do have to scroll from the top all the way to the chapter that you need. Such a pain with huge books, like Summa Theologica.
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Post by edhumpal » December 2nd, 2014, 6:18 pm

All the links should work now. :roll:

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