[HISTORY] The Armenian Crisis in Turkey by F. Greene - availle

Every work here needs a reader! Please sign up and help us complete these books. The symbol ~ means that Proof Listeners are needed
Post Reply
Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 18554
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 2nd, 2020, 7:06 am

The Armenian Crisis in Turkey by Homer Greene (1853 - 1940).

TO THE MEMORY
OF THE
VICTIMS OF THE SASSOUN MASSACRE
1894
I DEDICATE
THIS APPEAL TO THE CIVILIZED WORLD
IN BEHALF OF THEIR RACE AND OF ALL THE
RACES IN TURKEY

The author shows that the case of the subject races in the Ottoman Empire is desperate, that there is no hope of reform from within, and that relief vimust therefore come through the interference of the powers of Europe. Their action depends largely on the support of the public. “Public opinion,” therefore, “must be brought to bear upon this case,” as Mr. Gladstone said in the House of Commons six years ago. Since then there has been added a new chapter of horrors, and the demand for decisive action in the name of our common humanity has become more urgent. The facts furnished by this book ought to arouse such public opinion as will justify and compel prompt and efficient action on the part of the Powers.

The United States need not depart from its long-established foreign policy, but is bound to protect its own honor and the lives and property of its citizens. ( from the preface)
  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.
  2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  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/63335
  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.

    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ============================================
    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History /Modern (19th C)
    Keywords that describe the book: Christianity, Turkey, Islam, sultan, genocide, deportation, armenia
    ============================================
  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "section [number] of The Armenian Crisis in Turkey. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Armenian Crisis in Turkey, by Frederick Greene. section [number]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of section [number]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Armenian Crisis in Turkey, by Frederick Greene. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    armeniancrisis_##_greene_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. armeniancrisis_01_greene_128kb.mp3)

    Please ignore ID3 tags - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.
    Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Availle
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    Any questions?
    Please post below
Cheers, Ava.
Resident witch of LibriVox. "I ain't Nice."

--
AvailleAudio.com

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 18554
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 2nd, 2020, 7:25 am

A recent addition to gutenberg. There is plenty of information about the Armenian massacres in Turkey in the 18th and 19th century. But it seems that nobody's talking about it - definitely not the Turks... Let's change this, and in a mere 5 hours or so. :D

DPL welcome!
Cheers, Ava.
Resident witch of LibriVox. "I ain't Nice."

--
AvailleAudio.com

silverquill
Posts: 14835
Joined: May 25th, 2013, 9:11 pm
Location: Pittsfield, New Hampshire USA

Post by silverquill » October 2nd, 2020, 8:00 am

Oh, good! I saw this and put it on my "to do" list, so I'm glad you've got this launched.
I'm full up on DPL projects, but I may be able to read something if I clear some reading space.
~ Larry

alanmapstone
Posts: 2105
Joined: February 15th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Location: Oxford

Post by alanmapstone » October 2nd, 2020, 8:15 am

May I read section 16?
I believe it is considered an offence in Turkey to write about the massacres particularly the one of 1915. The writer Elif Shafak was taken to court and threatened with imprisonment for writing about it in her excellent novel The Bastard of Istanbul.
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 18554
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 2nd, 2020, 4:30 pm

Thank you for claiming Alan.
However, this particular section is about censorship of the Armenian press - books and pamphlets - where words like "scripture" were considered too controversial to print... :shock:
Cheers, Ava.
Resident witch of LibriVox. "I ain't Nice."

--
AvailleAudio.com

Sunrise2020
Posts: 71
Joined: August 28th, 2020, 5:41 am

Post by Sunrise2020 » October 3rd, 2020, 5:48 am

Hi Ava,
I'll be happy to DPL this project.
==========
Susanne

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 18554
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 3rd, 2020, 3:18 pm

That's wonderful, thank you! It's difficult subject matter...

Let's stay here for another day or so that people can see what's new before we hide in "Readers Wanted"
Cheers, Ava.
Resident witch of LibriVox. "I ain't Nice."

--
AvailleAudio.com

alanmapstone
Posts: 2105
Joined: February 15th, 2012, 12:20 pm
Location: Oxford

Post by alanmapstone » October 3rd, 2020, 9:25 pm

Availle wrote:
October 2nd, 2020, 4:30 pm
Thank you for claiming Alan.
However, this particular section is about censorship of the Armenian press - books and pamphlets - where words like "scripture" were considered too controversial to print... :shock:
Having read the texts more carefully can I take section 15 instead of 16.
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 18554
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 3rd, 2020, 9:32 pm

switched. :D
Cheers, Ava.
Resident witch of LibriVox. "I ain't Nice."

--
AvailleAudio.com

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 18554
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 15th, 2020, 9:25 pm

Introduction & Preface is up. :D
Cheers, Ava.
Resident witch of LibriVox. "I ain't Nice."

--
AvailleAudio.com

Sunrise2020
Posts: 71
Joined: August 28th, 2020, 5:41 am

Post by Sunrise2020 » October 16th, 2020, 3:05 am

Availle wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Introduction & Preface is up. :D
Wonderful that we're starting on this interesting book!
Please delete "October 2020" at 0:16. Otherwise the Introduction and Preface are fine.
==========
Susanne

Availle
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 18554
Joined: August 1st, 2009, 11:30 pm
Contact:

Post by Availle » October 16th, 2020, 3:16 am

That's in the "read by in..."? That's my standard intro. I'll leave it.

Thanks for listening so quickly! :D
Cheers, Ava.
Resident witch of LibriVox. "I ain't Nice."

--
AvailleAudio.com

Sunrise2020
Posts: 71
Joined: August 28th, 2020, 5:41 am

Post by Sunrise2020 » October 16th, 2020, 3:41 am

Availle wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 3:16 am
That's in the "read by in..."? That's my standard intro. I'll leave it.

Thanks for listening so quickly! :D
I just went with the guidelines :) Hopefully the next chapter will be available soon.
==========
Susanne

Post Reply