COMPLETE A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland - tg

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Post by Steven Seitel » April 13th, 2019, 8:57 am

A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland (1885 - 1957).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/a-history-of-california-the-american-period-by-robert-glass-cleland/

Volunteers outside the USA: Robert Glass Cleland died in 1957. His/Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, or Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).
The Author's own summary surveys “first the faint awakenings of American interest in the Spanish province of Alta California. The New England merchants traffic again along the sunlit, poorly guarded coast; the shadow of Russia hangs for a moment over San Francisco Bay; the hide and tallow vessels laboriously collect their cargoes at every little port...the first adventurous immigrants wind wearily down the mountain trails....

“Then the scene changes...English ambitions hold a threat of danger to the program of the United States; the Sacramento settlers raise the crude Bear Flag as a symbol of revolt; and finally a strong-willed President acquires California as the fruit of war.

“The gold rush follows—a tumultuous beginning for the new day! Statehood then, and a time of social and political adjustment, when a restless people seek to accommodate themselves to ordered government and the restraints of law...they fill the treasury of the world with gold, reclaim an empire from the wilderness, turn the rivers into useful channels, meet the challenge of the mountains with a railroad, and securely lay the material foundations for a splendid state.”

This work may be considered the companion volume to Charles E. Chapman's A History of California: The Spanish Period (available from LibriVox), which tells the story of first Spanish and then Mexican California, from first discovery until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 ceded ownership to the United States of America.

Disclaimer. The listener is reminded that the final chapter, Review and Prophecy, was written at a time when ideas were commonly held that today many regard as blatantly racist and offensive. This chapter has been read "as written," with no attempt at sanitization. It does not reflect the opinions of the narrator.

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  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/historyofcalifor00clel/page/n8
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Post by Steven Seitel » April 13th, 2019, 8:59 am

This is the companion volume to A History of California: The Spanish Period by Charles Edward Chapman.
Should be fun!

Steve
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Post by TriciaG » April 13th, 2019, 9:28 am

This is set up. :)

We'll stick around a little while to see if we can pick up a DPL.
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Post by Steven Seitel » April 13th, 2019, 10:46 am

Thanks, Tricia.

Kiki said she'd like to be DPL

Also, it's 30 chapters plus Preface. Sorry I didn't make that clear in the setup. I wasn't able to assign it to myself. :help:

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Post by TriciaG » April 13th, 2019, 11:22 am

OK, I'll put her in.

You should have been able to assign it to yourself. :hmm: Did you actually click on your name in the pick list? It won't "take" otherwise. I'll do it for ya. :)

Moving this to Going Solo!
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 13th, 2019, 11:29 am

DPL reporting for duty! :D
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Post by Steven Seitel » April 13th, 2019, 12:19 pm

Thanks, Tricia. Hi, Kiki.

No, I didn't pick from a list. I tried to type it directly. That's one more thing I've just learned... :wink:

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Post by Steven Seitel » April 13th, 2019, 12:33 pm

Well, here goes...

Chapter 00 Preface
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/californiaamericanperiod_00_cleland_128kb.mp3
Duration 7:51 Volume 89.04

Now we can move on to the fun stuff...

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Post by Steven Seitel » April 13th, 2019, 2:48 pm

Chapter 1, Boston, California, and Canton
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/californiaamericanperiod_01_cleland_128kb.mp3
Duration 23:25 Volume 89.14

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Post by Steven Seitel » April 14th, 2019, 11:04 am

Chapter 2, Restrictions and Evasions
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/californiaamericanperiod_02_cleland_128kb.mp3
Duration 24:29 Volume 88.96

"...an innocent smuggler..." Really? :lol:

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Post by Steven Seitel » April 15th, 2019, 1:25 pm

Chapter 3, The Russian Experiment
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/californiaamericanperiod_03_cleland_128kb.mp3
Duration 30:51 Volume 88.45 dB

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Post by Steven Seitel » April 16th, 2019, 11:46 am

Chapter 4, The Whalers and Hide Traders
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/californiaamericanperiod_04_cleland_128kb.mp3
Duration 24:24 Volume 88.51 dB

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Post by Steven Seitel » April 17th, 2019, 11:10 am

Chapter 5, Jedediah Smith, Pathfinder...
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/californiaamericanperiod_05_cleland_128kb.mp3
Duration 30:45 Volume 88.81 dB

I'll bet there's a monument to Smith somewhere in California by now...

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Post by msfry » April 17th, 2019, 9:15 pm

Steven, I am listening to the Spanish period right now, and you are doing a fantastic job.
Got interested because I am reading James Michner’s TEXAS, also fascinating.

I am also designing your cover so I needed to know what it is about. Great going!
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 18th, 2019, 12:42 pm

Preface is PL OK! :clap:
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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