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Post by DrPGould » March 25th, 2018, 11:53 pm

The Reign of George VI, 1900-1925: A Forecast Written in the Year 1763 by Samuel Madden (1686-1765), edited by Charles William Chadwick Oman (1860 - 1946) and others.

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Imagine a world in which there were no major revolutionary upheavals (the American, French and Russian revolutions did not occur), there was no Victorian Age, the Great War (World War I) went unfought. No Cold War, No United States, No Soviet Union, in short, no world as we have known it. Such is the vision presented in this counterfactual historical work.
Originally written by Samuel Madden in 1763, is a prospective look at events in Europe from 1900-1925 the reign of Madden's George VI. (The actual George VI, father of Elizabeth II, reigned from 1936-1952). Taking the social, political, economic trends of the eighteenth century and projecting their impact in the twentieth, this work is written in the style of a history of the first quarter of the twentieth century.

As editor Charles William Chadwick Oman notes in his preface to this 1899 reprint, "Of late years has it been common enough for authors to comment on the political and social tendencies of their own day, by drawing fancy pictures of the state of the world many generations hence, when these tendencies have been worked out to their full development (p. vii)." Chadwick was unaware of the identity of the author of the work, ironically leading him in his preface, to make some speculations about the author which were similarly flawed.The comparison between this fictional alternative view of history--what could have happened--what didn't--and what actually happened is occasionally amusing, sometimes frightening and other times eeriely familiar.
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Last edited by DrPGould on April 27th, 2018, 11:16 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by chocoholic » March 27th, 2018, 8:18 am

I'll be happy to MC.

edited: OK, you're all set! I'll add your authors to the LV database later when I have time, but no need to wait for that to start recording!
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Post by DrPGould » March 27th, 2018, 9:15 am

Laurie Anne:

Thank you so much for MC-ing this! It is terrific to be working with you again. :9: (I looked earlier, and I think both the editor and the author are already in the database (but I could be wrong).

The MW is filled in, and I'll start reading. The first section will probably take me until this weekend to get ready (it's the only time the editor gets to say anything). But I think the project will move quickly after that.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by chocoholic » March 27th, 2018, 9:27 am

The author was indeed in the database, you were right! I didn't see him the first time; I suppose my browser was laggy when it was populating the drop-down menu (10 years ago I could not have written that sentence). I did add the editor's name (hopefully he's in there only once...). Have fun!
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Post by Lmnei » March 30th, 2018, 5:17 pm

Phillip - do you need a DPL? You helped me out a while back I am happy to return the favour!

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Post by DrPGould » March 31st, 2018, 10:24 am

Lynda:

I'd be grateful for one. I'm just now back on line after three days. (I've developed a significant medical condition). It's going to slow me down for a bit--but I plan to finish this.

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Post by chocoholic » March 31st, 2018, 10:42 am

I hope you're better soon, Philip! No hurry on any of this, of course.

Thanks, Lynda, I've got you in the DB as DPL. And I've moved us to Going Solo.
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Post by DrPGould » March 31st, 2018, 10:45 am

Thanks, Laurie Anne. I'm just glad to be back.

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Post by Lmnei » March 31st, 2018, 11:34 am

DrPGould wrote:
March 31st, 2018, 10:24 am
Lynda:

I'd be grateful for one. I'm just now back on line after three days. (I've developed a significant medical condition). It's going to slow me down for a bit--but I plan to finish this.

Many thanks,

Philip
Not a problem at all Phillip! I was just diagnosed with yet another medical condition on Tuesday (I already have a spinal injury and various issues that go with that) and in addition told not to do recordings for a week to let my voice heal so thus I am branching out to being a DPL now :) Take care and do not push yourself.

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Post by DrPGould » March 31st, 2018, 11:38 am

Lynda:

Hope we are both well, soon!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » April 13th, 2018, 5:24 pm

Laurie Anne and Lynda:

We're launched, finally. Section 2 is uploaded and ready for PL. (Starting small and gathering momentum as we go!)

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » April 14th, 2018, 7:34 am

Lynda:

Section 1 is in the MW and Ready for PL.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » April 14th, 2018, 1:48 pm

Lynda:

I've even managed to finish Section 00. It's ready for PL. Now off to rest for a bit.

Many thanks,

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Post by Lmnei » April 15th, 2018, 9:35 am

Hi Phillip -

Section 0 - PL OK
Section 1 - PL OK
Section 2 - 2:11 – you said 1763 should be 1863

Very good reading - you seem to read right through with no mistakes as I can hear no edits! I wish I could do that!

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Post by DrPGould » April 15th, 2018, 10:25 am

Lynda:

I'm trying a new approach to reading some of these shorter <15 minutes sections. I stop and correct immediately. So then all I have to do is listen one more time through for pacing (long pauses) and excessive noise. It seems to be working out, but we'll see.

With respect to the error in section 2....I read it initially as written "1863" but I changed it to 1763 because that's the only way to make sense of the footnote. The last part of the footnote is "just before the publication of this pamphlet" and the publication date was 1763.

The Peace of Paris referred to is in actual history the treaty which ended the French and Indian War (so-called in the US) or the Seven Years' War (so-called throughout Europe). This treaty was completed in 1763.

I meant to tell you this when I posted the file, but didn't. Good catch! (Can I get a PL-OK?)

Many thanks,

Philip
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