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Puerto Rico was acquired by the United States in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. This volume was written in 1903 as Book XII in the series “The World and Its Peoples.” The series was intended for young people, but this work would be fun listening for those of any age interested in what Puerto Rico was like in the early 20th century. Intended to familiarize people in the U.S. with their new territory, topics include the island’s people, geography, climate, flora, fauna, and schools. There is also some coverage of Puerto Rican history and the new government established under U.S. rule. (Summary by Verla Viera)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.google.com/books/edition/Porto_Rico/m67xl-XnyPcC?hl=en&gbpv=0
Target completion date: 2022-10-30
Prooflistening level: Standard
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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section, say:
End of recording:"Chapter # of Porto Rico: The Land of the Rich Port. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Porto Rico: The Land of the Rich Port, by Joseph Bartlett Seabury. Section Title."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of Porto Rico: The Land of the Rich Port, by Joseph Bartlett Seabury."
Filename: portorico_##_seabury_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. portorico_01_seabury_128kb.mp3)
Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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MC to select: maryannspiegel
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