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Post by TriciaG » December 15th, 2013, 6:54 pm

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 2 by Jefferson Davis (1808 - 1889).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-confederate-government-volume-2-by-jefferson-davis/
<i>The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government</i> (1881) is written by Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Davis wrote the book as a straightforward history of the Confederate States of America and as an apologia for the causes that he believed led to and justified the American Civil War. (Intro modified from Wikipedia)

"The most painful pages of this work are those which . . . present the subjugation of the State governments by the Government of the United States. The patriot, the lover of his country and of the liberties of mankind, can not contemplate these facts without a feeling of grief which will not be comforted. That the work of the fathers of the republic, that the most magnificent system of constitutional government which the wisdom of man has devised, should be turned from its object, changed from its order, rendered powerless to protect the unalienable rights and sovereignty of the people, and made the instrument by which to establish and maintain imperialism, is a revolution unlike any other that may be found in the history of mankind. The result established the truthfulness of the assertion . . . that the Northern people, by their unconstitutional warfare to gain the freedom of certain negro slaves, would lose their own liberties." (from chapter 42)

This project contains the Volume 2 (of 2).
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Post by TriciaG » December 16th, 2013, 7:05 pm

Moving this to Readers Wanted!
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Post by brucek » December 24th, 2013, 10:03 am

Hi Tricia,

I would like to request Sections 1 and 2, if I may.

Thanks,
Bruce.

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Post by TriciaG » December 24th, 2013, 10:31 am

Absolutely - thank you!
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Post by PatrickMartin » December 25th, 2013, 6:29 pm

Hey Tricia,

I'd love to read Section 3, which I believe is Chapter 17.

Thanks so much!

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Post by TriciaG » December 25th, 2013, 10:30 pm

Hi, Patrick! I'll pencil you in for it.

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Post by brucek » December 26th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Hi Tricia,

Just a couple of quick questions concerning Sections 1 and 2:

a) In Section 1 there is an in-text reference in parentheses, viz., (See "American State Papers," vol. iv, pp. 122, 123.). Should I ignore or include this in my reading?

b) And please confirm that I am to ignore all footnotes in these two sections and indeed other sections unless otherwise indicated.

Thanks,
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Post by TriciaG » December 26th, 2013, 3:59 pm

Hmm. I think I'd include in-text references, simply because the author included them rather than footnoting them. But if you leave them out, I won't quibble. I'm pretty easygoing on them, either way. (I've already edited this post a couple times, changing my decision!)

Yes, ignore footnotes except as noted in the MW. Most of them are source references, and not interesting in an audiobook, IMHO. :)
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Post by brucek » December 30th, 2013, 9:34 am

Here's Section One:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/riseandfall2_01_davis.mp3

Running Time: 39:33

Thanks,
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Post by TriciaG » December 30th, 2013, 1:00 pm

Thank you, Bruce!
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Post by brucek » January 3rd, 2014, 11:18 am

Here's Section Two:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/riseandfall2_02_davis.mp3

Running Time: 39:28

All the best for 2014 :)

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Post by brucek » January 3rd, 2014, 11:19 am

Hi Tricia,

I'd like to request Sections 4 and 5.

Thanks,
Bruce.

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Post by TriciaG » January 3rd, 2014, 1:59 pm

Thanks, Bruce! And 4-5 are yours. :)
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Post by lgreene1 » January 8th, 2014, 5:09 pm

I would like to claim section 10 Part 4, Chapter 24, if I may.
Thanks.
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Post by TriciaG » January 8th, 2014, 5:17 pm

Please do. Welcome to the project!
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