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 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.
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.
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.
Brought to you by Penguin.The first ever collection of stories from the Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Swing Time and White Teeth.In the summer of 1959, an Antiguan immigrant in north west London lives the last day of his life, unknowingly caught in someone else´s story of hate and division, resistance and revolt.A mother looks back on her early forays into matters of the human heart - and other parts of the human body - considering the ways in which desire is always an act of negotiation, destruction and self-invention.A disgraced cop stands amid the broken shards of his life, unable to move forward into a future that holds no place for him.Moral panic spreads like contagion through the upper echelons of New York City - and the cancelled people look disconcertingly like the rest of us.A teenage scion of the technocratic elite chases spectres through a premium virtual reality, trailed by a little girl with a runny nose and no surviving family.We all take a much-needed break from this mess, on a package holiday where the pool´s electric blue is ceaselessly replenished, while political and environmental collapse happen far away, to someone else.Interleaving 10 completely new and unpublished stories with some of her best-loved pieces from the New Yorker and elsewhere, Zadie Smith presents a dizzyingly rich and varied collection of fiction. Moving exhilaratingly across genres and perspectives, from the historic to the vividly current to the slyly dystopian, Grand Union is a sharply alert and prescient collection about time and place, identity and rebirth, the persistent legacies that haunt our present selves and the uncanny futures that rush up to meet us. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zadie Smith, Doc Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/001956/bk_pauk_001956_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.