[HIST/HATFIELDS & McCOYS] An American Vendetta by T. C. Crawford - tg

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Post by TriciaG » May 27th, 2020, 9:09 am

An American Vendetta: A Story of Barbarism in the United States by T. C. Crawford (1849 - 1925).

The phrase "The Hatfields and McCoys" conjures up images of feudal warfare and Appalachian backwardness even to this day. This is a sensationalized account of the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys along the mountainous border of Kentucky and West Virginia in the late 1800s. At the height of the feud in 1888, yellow journalist T. C. Crawford interviewed Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield in person at his headquarters in West Virginia. Crawford's stories were serialized in a New York newspaper and later published in book form.

The accounts of the Hatfields and McCoys led to the still-common stereotype of the ignorant, backward, trigger-happy mountaineer. While the violence in the Wild West was romanticized, the violence in the Appalachians was vilified. The resulting sentiment was that the mountain folk needed civilizing, which the railroad and coal mining capitalists were eager to provide . . . in exchange for their land, autonomy, and generally happy way of life. (Summary by TriciaG)

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Post by johnb2 » June 7th, 2020, 10:07 am

hi

Preface and Chapter 1 Please

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Post by TriciaG » June 7th, 2020, 10:15 am

Yay! Our first customer! 8-) Thanks!
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Post by TriciaG » June 7th, 2020, 2:24 pm

Sections 0 and 1 PL OK. Thanks!
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Post by jcflory » June 12th, 2020, 3:00 pm

May I try chapter 2 please? I'm brand new...this would be my first recording. In case you'd like to hear it, here is my one minute test that was just approved in the new readers forum. If you'd like any of my settings changed, just let me know. Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jcflory.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » June 12th, 2020, 3:01 pm

Ha! I'm the one that worked with you on the test. No worries about me wanting to change your settings. :lol:

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Post by jcflory » June 12th, 2020, 3:14 pm

So funny, I didn't realize it was you that was in charge of this book! Well that makes it easy with my audio settings. I think I'll just go with my forum username jcflory for now. So I'll say "recorded by J C Flory" when I record. I don't have anything that I'd like to link to in terms of website, blog, etc. Thanks for all your help today...wish me luck!

P.S. I have no problem with constructive criticism, so don't hesitate. If I need to redo Chapter 2 a couple of times, it is no big deal. It's super short so I thought it'd be a good starting point for me.

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Post by TriciaG » June 12th, 2020, 3:18 pm

Great!

Here's your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/14481

If you go there and click on Reader Section Details, it'll show you a list of the sections you've signed up for and at what stage of the process they're in. :)

Good luck - and have fun!
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Post by JessicaHendra » June 23rd, 2020, 10:46 am

Hi! This will be my first recording since my test was ok'ed. My user name is Jessica Hendra so I will use that name and if it is still available I will take Chapter IIIa, Part 1-10 pgs; pdf 25-34 to "means of offering a reward."
Thanks so much for all your help with the tech stuff. I don't have anything right now that I would like to link in terms of website or blog etc.

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Post by TriciaG » June 23rd, 2020, 11:16 am

Sure thing! You're in for section 3. :)

Here's your reader page: https://librivox.org/reader/14555

If you go there and click on Reader Section Details, it'll show you a list of the sections you've signed up for and at what stage of the process they're in. :)
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Post by vickivm » June 23rd, 2020, 11:52 am

Hi Tricia, may I claim Section 11, Chapter VII pages 95-99? I am new and this will be my first try. I use the name vickivm. Thank you, Vicki

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Post by TriciaG » June 23rd, 2020, 11:57 am

You're in for section 11. Thanks!
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Post by vickivm » June 24th, 2020, 7:00 pm

vickivm wrote:
June 23rd, 2020, 11:52 am
Hi Tricia, may I claim Section 11, Chapter VII pages 95-99? I am new and this will be my first try. I use the name vickivm. Thank you, Vicki
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/americanvendetta_11_crawford_128kb.mp3

Hi Tricia,

This is my first "real" recording and would really appreciate any advice or help you could send my way. I don't mind any constructive criticism you want to send my way.

Section 11 @ 6:32

Thank you very much,

Vicki

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Post by TriciaG » June 25th, 2020, 8:05 am

Thank you! PL OK!

As for constructive criticism, the only two things I'll mention (and they're both minor) are these:

1) maybe a little more pause between the intro and the text, and at the end, the text and the outro. I didn't notice you rushing through changes of scene in the text itself, so that was fine, and this is a very minor quibble.

2) maybe take a little more time to inhale. Some of your breaths are a bit loud and gaspy. Not a big deal, either - but you asked for things to improve, so I pulled out this one. ;)
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