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Post by dspurtz » December 17th, 2012, 8:31 am

The Journal of John Woolman by John Woolman (1720 - 1772) .
JOHN WOOLMAN was born at Northampton, N. J., in 1720, and died at York, England, in 1772. He was the child of Quaker parents, and from his youth was a zealous member of the Society of Friends. His “Journal,” published posthumously in 1774, sufficiently describes his way of life and the spirit in which he did his work; but his extreme humility prevents him from making clear the importance of the part he played in the movement against slaveholding among the Quakers. 1 During the earlier years of their settlement in America, the Friends took part in the traffic in slaves with apparently as little hesitation as their fellow colonists; but in 1671 George Fox, visiting the Barbados, was struck by the inconsistency of slave-holding with the religious principles of his Society. His protests, along with those of others, led to the growth of an agitation which spread from section to section. In 1742, Woolman, then a young clerk in the employment of a storekeeper in New Jersey, was asked to make out a bill of sale for a negro woman; and the scruples which then occurred to him were the beginning of a life-long activity against the traffic. Shortly afterward he began his laborious foot-journeys, pleading everywhere with his co-religionists, and inspiring others to take up the crusade. The result of the agitation was that the various Yearly Meetings one by one decided that emancipation was a religious duty; and within twenty years after Woolman’s death the practise of slavery had ceased in the Society of Friends. But his influence did not stop there, for no small part of the enthusiasm of the general emancipation movement is traceable to his labors. 2 His own words in this “Journal,” of an extraordinary simplicity and charm, are the best expression of a personality which in its ardor, purity of motive, breadth of sympathy, and clear spiritual insight, gives Woolman a place among the uncanonized saints of America. (Temporary Summary by The Harvard Classics)
  • Target completion date: 2013-Mar-31
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://archive.org/stream/Harvard-Classics/001_Harvard_Classics#page/n173/mode/1up
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Woolman
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Journal_of_John_Woolman
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 14
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: yes
    • Original publication date (if known): 1774
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    history, philosophy, religion

    Keywords that describe the book:
    Journal; The Harvard Classics; Slavery; Quaker; Spiritual; Society of Friends; Colonial
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Last edited by dspurtz on December 23rd, 2012, 4:47 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Post by TriciaG » December 17th, 2012, 8:45 am

Welcome!

Please do a test recording. Information is here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

Also, this:
Reading a whole book, as many of us have discovered, is often more time-consuming than one thinks. We therefore strongly encourage you to read a chapter for one of our collaborative projects before you start a solo project -- you'll get feedback from experienced volunteers and an idea of the work and time involved in recording an entire book. You'll also get used to the LibriVox system of naming files etc, and you can sort out glitches with your recording equipment, if necessary. Here's our Readers Wanted section, where you can find books in need of ... readers: Readers Wanted forum
When you do start this project, you'll need a different introduction. This one is from a copyrighted source. :)
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
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Post by TriciaG » December 17th, 2012, 3:39 pm

Moving this to Book Suggestions, to keep the Launch Pad tidy. When you've gotten your feet wet with the test recording and (hopefully) a couple sections in group projects, post back here and one of the admins can move this back to the Launch Pad for you. :)
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here

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Post by dspurtz » December 17th, 2012, 3:53 pm

Tricia,

I will be completing the test recording and reading a section for another book tonight and tomorrow. Please move me to the "Going Solo" folder as soon as possible. I am very dedicated and passionate about reading this material in its entirety.

Thanks,
Devon

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Post by TriciaG » December 17th, 2012, 6:26 pm

Moving this back to the Launch Pad. After you get an MC and the Magic Window is set up, the MC will move it to Going Solo. :)
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here

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Post by dspurtz » December 17th, 2012, 7:55 pm

Great thanks! :wink:

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Post by RuthieG » December 23rd, 2012, 4:05 pm

I'll MC this for you, Devon. Back with a Magic Window shortly.

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Post by RuthieG » December 23rd, 2012, 4:27 pm

I see that Bartleby claim copyright on their transcription :roll: . The Harvard Classics edition is clearly in the public domain, having been published 1909 - 1914, but I am always wary of transcriptions which have a copyright notice, in case they have been edited in some way.

There are other Public Domain versions of this text available e.g.

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37311/37311-h/37311-h.htm#A_JOURNAL_OF_THE_LIFE_AND_TRAVELS_OF_JOHN_WOOLMAN_In_the_Service_of_the

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433082418447

http://archive.org/stream/Harvard-Classics/001_Harvard_Classics#page/n173/mode/1up

Would you like to take a look at these to see if one of them would suit you?

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Post by RuthieG » December 23rd, 2012, 4:39 pm

The Magic Window is now up, and I will PM you a user name and password for use with it (and some brief instructions on how to use it).

I have filled in the first few titles. When you complete the titles, please preface each with the section number. Some players sort by the track title.

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Post by dspurtz » December 23rd, 2012, 4:42 pm

Thanks Ruth! I chose the third one on your list and modified the posting. Since this is my first project my plan is to complete a couple chapters for other projects as advised and then begin this project within the next week or two.

I appreciate your help...I'm really looking forward to reading one of my favorite works for LibriVox :D

- Devon

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Post by RuthieG » December 23rd, 2012, 4:44 pm

Great! We will stay here for a day or two, in case a dedicated proof-listener (DPL) happens by, then we will move off to Going Solo.

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Post by dspurtz » December 23rd, 2012, 4:46 pm

My plan was to have it setup in exactly the same format as The Harvard Classics...introduction + 12 chapters + death = 14 total sections. Is that okay?

Thanks,
Devon

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Post by RuthieG » December 23rd, 2012, 4:48 pm

Ah, OK. Sorry - I'll add another right now.

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Post by RuthieG » December 23rd, 2012, 4:50 pm

Oops. There is an introduction, isn't there? I will start at section 00 for that then, so that the chapters have corresponding section numbers?

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Post by dspurtz » December 23rd, 2012, 4:51 pm

Thanks! I wasn't sure if the intro was included in the chapter listing or not...

- Devon

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