Charles Lenox Remond calls for the dissolution of the Union in this 1844 speech. He argues that Northern states should leave the Union to cut off support for slavery from the North. He presses that the only response left to the government was the threat of leaving. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rodney Louis Tompkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000042/bk_yurt_000042_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this 1832 essay, William Lloyd Garrison called on the people of the free states and New England to resist slavery with all their might. He argued that slavery would ultimately destroy the Union if not opposed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Hyatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000493/bk_yurt_000493_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1845, William Lloyd Garrison published this essay in his newspaper The Liberator. He stated that the rights of man are inherent and undeniable and called for Northern secession from the Union: ´´By the dissolution of the Union we shall give the finishing blow to the slave system.” 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael C. Hyatt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/yurt/000492/bk_yurt_000492_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Workers talk about the lives they lived, the battles they fought, the union they built, and the history they made. The United Auto Workers´ Ford Local No. 600 was not only the biggest local union in the world, it was also one of the most militant, radical, yet democratic unions in the United States. Talking Union gives us the exceptional opportunity to hear members of this local tell about their activism as they experienced it. These rich, eloquent narratives show the dedication and bravery that went into reshaping class relations and greatly expanding the freedom of the ´´common people” in America. The book is published by University of Illinois Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Eugene Ryan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006860/bk_acx0_006860_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Washington DC is destroyed by a nuclear weapon during the State of the Union Address. The enemy has attacked when America is most vulnerable. However one cabinet member is required to be in a secure location to ensure the rules of succession to the presidency. Meet Lewis MacDonald, a devout family man and Christian who will trust his conscience and his faith in the Lord. His beautiful wife Beverly has always been his guiding light along with his adopted children. Will he be able to lead America to victory? But first he must inspire America. A host of characters pave the way to the exciting conclusion. A feel-good, down-to-earth story about a very special family. So get ready to be inspired; fasten your seat belt for the roller-coaster ride that is The State of the Union. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Raynor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105498/bk_acx0_105498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Young Harvard man Wayne Cameron travels west and meets his destiny. There, he falls in with a brave group of Westerners struggling to fulfill a dangerous, desperate and thrilling dream – to carry through a thousand miles of dangerous wilderness a single strand of iron wire for a company called the Western Union. This wire will complete a telegraph line linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Along the way they will have to contend with Indians, a bleak winter and those against them. On this life changing journey Cameron also meets Kit Sunderlund and in doing so finds a place he wants to settle down in, should the wire reach Ft. Bridger at all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeff Harding. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/001606/bk_isis_001606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From debut-author and filmmaker K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald, The Lines of Union is a powerfully written and starkly honest novel that captures America´s cultural zeitgeist with a bold, fresh vision that is at once grand, intimate, and heartbreaking. The United States is on the brink of war. It´s August, 2023, and political unrest is sweeping the nation. Banking giant Citi-Chase-Capitol-Morgan has bought out the government, the Internet is censored, and hardcore conservatives have joined the New Secession Coalition. It is a dark time for America. However, somewhere in the Mojave Desert, once voice has dared to stand up to corruption. His name is John Herald, and his wildly popular Internet talk show ´´The Herald´´ has become a rallying cry for progressive reformists nationwide. Together with a motley crew of hacktivists, volunteers, and a crazy one-legged Iraq veteran named Harry ´´The Lieutenant´´ Harper, John leads a growing movement to fix the broken government. But John´s whole world changes the day he meets Christina Freidman, a beautiful enigma who unwittingly reunites him with his formed best friend turned nemesis Alexander Avalon: the handsome heir to Citi-Chase-Capitol-Morgan. Alex has returned to proclaim loyalty to John and his movement...but there´s just one problem. Alex is in love with Christina. And so is John. Torn between a man he doesn´t trust, the woman he loves, and the revolutionaries he inspired, John is forced to choose between friend, lover, and country. The price? One wrong choice could plunge America into its second Civil War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: K.C. Bryce Fitzgerald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074140/bk_acx0_074140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.