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Post by Carolin » June 20th, 2017, 2:29 am

Poems on Slavery by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: http://librivox.org/poems-on-slavery-by-henry-wadsworth-longfellow/
This is a short volume of abolitionist poetry by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, first published in 1842. As Wikipedia notes, Longfellow himself was not entirely satisfied with his work: "However, as Longfellow himself wrote, the poems were 'so mild that even a Slaveholder might read them without losing his appetite for breakfast'. A critic for The Dial agreed, calling it 'the thinnest of all Mr. Longfellow's thin books; spirited and polished like its forerunners; but the topic would warrant a deeper tone'. The New England Anti-Slavery Association, however, was satisfied enough with the collection to reprint it for further distribution." Despite these shortcomings, however, this volume is of historical importance and will interest many listeners. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » June 27th, 2017, 1:29 am

this project is now ready to go :) all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by NemoR » June 27th, 2017, 5:01 pm

Carolin,

I will claim section 6, The Witnesses please.

I will happily DPL this one also.

Just a quick question:

For whomever reads section one, To William E. Channing, there is a poem by Massinger that precedes this one that is not in the TOC. Do you want them to read that poem as well as part of section one?

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Post by Carolin » June 27th, 2017, 10:44 pm

Ah youre right. I added a section for the noble horse :)

The section is at the moment still on the bottom of the mw, i cant drag and drop on the tablet but ill move the section later today.

Thank you also for dpling :9:
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Post by NemoR » June 28th, 2017, 8:02 am

Nemo

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Post by Carolin » June 28th, 2017, 10:44 am

thank you :)
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Post by Carolin » June 30th, 2017, 6:24 am

Nemo, section 6 is pl ok :thumbs: thank you!
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Post by TanyaGlahnBell » July 7th, 2017, 9:27 pm

I'd like to read 3, "The Good Part". Thank you!

THE GOOD PART,
THAT SHALL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY.

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Post by Carolin » July 8th, 2017, 11:42 pm

Hi tanya, welcome to librivox!

You are welcome to read that poem. To be able to sign you up, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. We can also link to your personal website or blog.

Please also complete the one minute test before getting started :) thank you!
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Post by TanyaGlahnBell » July 9th, 2017, 1:48 pm

I can use the name Austen if it is available. I love Jane Austen. I will be sure to do the one-minute test and have made sure that my microphone is ready. I have also printed out the poem and will write any notations before starting. I will contact you if I have any questions, i.e. ID Tags, before uploading. Thank you!!!

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Post by emmacharliebrowning » July 9th, 2017, 2:36 pm

HI Carolin,

I'd like to claim section 7 please,

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Post by Carolin » July 9th, 2017, 11:14 pm

Thank you both :thumbs:
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Post by Carolin » July 9th, 2017, 11:15 pm

Tanya, you are signed up, your personal catalog page is here https://librivox.org/reader/11808

The tags are easy, you can just leave them blank :)
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Post by TanyaGlahnBell » July 10th, 2017, 12:14 am

Yay! Thank you! :)

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