COMPLETE: History of U.S., Pt 1: The Colonial Period - NF/ct

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Post by Ticktockman » April 30th, 2007, 5:13 pm

This book is now complete and can be found in our catalog at:
http://librivox.org/history-of-the-united-states-vol-i-by-charles-and-mary-beard/


History of the United States by Charles A. Beard and Mary Ritter Beard.

Charles Beard was the most influential American historian of the early 20th century.
He published hundreds of monographs, textbooks and interpretive studies in both history and political science. He graduated from DePauw University in 1898, where he met and eventually married Mary Ritter Beard, one of the founders of the first greek-letter society for women, Kappa Alpha Theta. Many of his books were written in collaboration with his wife, whose own interests lay in feminism and the labor union movement.

In 1921, Charles and Mary Beard published their textbook: History of the United States. A contemporaneous review stated: The authors… assume enough maturity in…students to justify a topical rather than a chronological treatment. They have dealt with movements, have sketched large backgrounds, have traced causes, and have discussed the interrelation of social and economic forces and politics. All this has been directed to the large purpose of helping the student to understand American today in all its national characteristics and as part of world civilization as well…The literary style is exceptionally clear and crisp, and the whole approach…is thought producing. As a textbook or handbook for the average citizen it ranks with very best.

The book is divided into 7 parts: THE COLONIAL PERIOD, CONFLICT AND INDEPENDENCE, FOUNDATIONS OF THE UNION AND NATIONAL POLITICS, THE WEST AND JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY, SECTIONAL CONFLICT AND RECONSTRUCTION, NATIONAL GROWTH AND WORLD POLITICS, AND PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRACY AND THE WORLD WAR. Each of these parts is divided into sections averaging ~6 pages.

Please join us in this first LibriVox survey of United States History.

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Post by Caeristhiona » May 1st, 2007, 6:26 pm

Here I am! I'll get this in the catalog tonight.
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Post by LeonMire » May 3rd, 2007, 3:15 am

This sounds like a great idea! I've been wondering if there were any textbooks in the public domain. The closest thing I've found on audio to a textbook-like history of the US has been Don't Know Know Much About History. But it was really short, so I'm excited to have something a little bit more thorough, even if it only goes up to "The" World War. I would like to start with section 6, please.

By the way, is there a target completion date for this project?
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Post by Ticktockman » May 3rd, 2007, 4:25 am

Great Leon! Thanks for being the first to volunteer :clap:

I hadn't set a date, as I was trying to decide whether to do a volume at a time or a simulblast of all 7. I was going to go for the latter, but then another new project came up.

Let's try for July 4th?

Thanks again :thumbs:

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Post by kayray » May 3rd, 2007, 8:54 am

Can't resist history! May I have part 11 The Effects of Warfare on the Colonies?

Ad I'd recommend completing Volume One of this book before you move on to Volume Two, for your own sanity's sake :)
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Post by Ticktockman » May 3rd, 2007, 9:16 am

Kara,

Thanks for your enthusiasm and advice...I just got involved in another project, so I'm glad I hadn't tried to simulblast this one.

Nice to hear from you!

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Post by kayray » May 3rd, 2007, 1:18 pm

Ta-da!
http://kayray.org/audiobooks/librivox/misc/historyoftheUSpt1_11_charlesandmarybeard.mp3
7.5MB, 8:10

Good book! I'll grab another section after I get a bit further on my several solos :)
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Post by Ticktockman » May 3rd, 2007, 2:08 pm

Wow, Kara, You ROCK!!!

Thanks a bunch, TTM

Caet (and/or Kara),

One thing I'm not clear on (of many, of course): Do I check the "Complete" box now, or after prooflistening :?
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Post by kayray » May 3rd, 2007, 2:29 pm

Check it now, and then after it's PL'd mark it "ok to catalog" in the notes field :)
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Post by Ticktockman » May 4th, 2007, 3:37 am

Hey Caet,

The preface is here:
http://www.gigasize.com/get.php/1274196/historyoftheUSpt101charlesandmarybeard.mp3

I guess they keep it for a while, so I'll put it in the MW till you find a permanent home for it.

Thanks, TTM
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Post by trioptimum » May 4th, 2007, 6:09 am

Can I grab section 8, The Colonial Press, please?
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Post by Ticktockman » May 4th, 2007, 7:58 am

trioptimum wrote:Can I grab section 8, The Colonial Press, please?
Absolutely!!

Great to have you aboard.

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Post by Caeristhiona » May 4th, 2007, 9:51 am

k, So I've found us some server space and uploaded the files there -- just to have them all in one location.
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Post by Ticktockman » May 4th, 2007, 9:59 am

Caeristhiona wrote:k, So I've found us some server space and uploaded the files there -- just to have them all in one location.
Would you like me to do it directly?

Thanks, ttm
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Post by Caeristhiona » May 4th, 2007, 10:08 am

Unfortunately, I don't believe the uploader is working -- so for now I will just have to do it myself.

Don't worry, I can stay on top of it. :)
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