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Post by TriciaG » May 8th, 2014, 6:40 am

You're in for 9. Thanks!
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Post by robarb » May 8th, 2014, 10:33 pm

I would like to do Section 21.

This will be my first recording -- I would like to be credited as Lucas Chang in the catalog.

-Lucas

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Post by TriciaG » May 9th, 2014, 6:57 am

Welcome, Lucas! You're in for 21. It's somewhat long; it'll probably be about 35-40 minutes of finished recording. That's just a forewarning. ;)

Please read the one footnote mentioned in the Magic Window - footnote 62. The usual way to do this is where the notation is, say "Footnote," read the note, then say "end of footnote." Then continue with the rest of the text.

Post if you have any questions. :)
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Post by TriciaG » May 9th, 2014, 8:26 am

Section 9 - PL OK!
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Post by robarb » May 9th, 2014, 9:53 am

What is the convention for reading a quotation? For example, in the following, do I say "quote... end quote" ?

General Sumner testifies as follows: "General Hooker's corps... thrown into the confusion." The testimony...

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Post by TriciaG » May 9th, 2014, 9:58 am

For long quotes, I'd do that, sure. For just "a few words," used "in such a way as this," I wouldn't bother, unless it seems really important that the listener know that those 3 or 6 words are a quote. :)
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Post by dvimont » May 12th, 2014, 5:41 pm

Here is section 30: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/riseandfall2_30_davis.mp3

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Duration: 30:55

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Post by TriciaG » May 12th, 2014, 5:43 pm

Thank you!
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Post by kdstephens » May 13th, 2014, 12:57 am

Hi there! I would like to take Section 18 Part 4, Chapter 32 if I may. The Civil War was my favorite war to study. To this day, I still study it even though I've graduated high school. It is so fascinating to me. I have my 2nd test for my recording done if you need to look at it.

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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2014, 7:39 am

I'll pencil you in!

How would you like to be credited in the catalog? There are places for a catalog name (some use a nickname or forum name, some their real name) and a personal web site or blog, if you have one. CLICK HERE for an example of what I'm talking about. I recommend using whatever name you say (if any) when you say, "recorded by [your name]" as that's how listeners will look for you. (Keep in mind that prospective employers, classmates, etc. can also find you using the catalog name, so be cautious if privacy might be an issue.)
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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2014, 8:46 am

Section 30 - PL OK! You seem pretty passionate about your topic. :P
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Post by dvimont » May 13th, 2014, 4:13 pm

TriciaG wrote:Section 30 - PL OK! You seem pretty passionate about your topic. :P
I was hoping it would come across that way! :wink:

Personally, I think that this chapter holds some of the greatest examples of unintended irony that I've ever read. :shock: But, given it's historical significance (a chance to directly get inside the head of the leader of the Confederacy), it seems important to approach it from his point of view (which obviously was very passionate) -- even (and especially) in those sections in which you are vigorously saying to yourself, "I can't believe this guy is actually saying this!". :roll:

In fact, I feel my next blog entry coming on: "The Challenge of Giving Voice to Ideas with Which You Vehemently Disagree."
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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2014, 4:35 pm

Ha ha! I agree. There are some things he says which I think are very much right - the government is by the will of the people, etc. - but then he talks about the government taking away their property (slaves), and I think, "Those are PEOPLE!!" :roll:

Nowadays we cannot imagine the federal government having as little power as Davis says it should.
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Post by dvimont » May 13th, 2014, 5:08 pm

TriciaG wrote:Nowadays we cannot imagine the federal government having as little power as Davis says it should.
Yep -- Davis seems to actually be hearkening back to the Articles of Confederation when he speaks of the U.S. Constitution. Indeed, if the Constitution had never been written, and the only thing loosely binding the states together was the Articles of Confederation, then all of Davis's constitutional rhetoric might have some validity.

But for every logically questionable idea he pens regarding federalism and states' rights, he writes many genuinely reprehensible ideas, such as when he obliquely refers to slavery as a "wise and useful institution"!

Now, if this book were the work of some third-tier Klansman with a loose grasp on reality, I don't think I would have taken part in this LV project. But since it's the work of the former President of the Confederacy, it makes it very worthwhile -- bringing history potently to life. Thanks for MC-ing this one, Tricia!
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