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.
A companion audiobook to the provocative award-winning Civil War film of the same name, Union Bound is a powerful story of one man who understood what slavery is all about and who risked everything to do the right thing - to save his country, to free slaves. It is a story of compassion, resolve, and unity against a common evil. It is a story of our past to encourage us to be resolute today. Based on the actual diaries of Union soldier Joseph Hoover, Union Bound is the story of how Sergeant Hoover came to join the Union army only to be captured during the Battle of the Wilderness and taken to the dreaded Andersonville prison in Georgia, where he was held four long months before being transferred to the Florence Stockade in South Carolina. Shortly after arriving to the Florence, Joseph escaped, and the very slaves he had fought to free helped him travel the Underground Railroad back to his company in the North. In this amazing true story, you will find honor, integrity, love of country, and the belief that all men are indeed equal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dalen Gunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001571/bk_bimo_001571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When union leader Tom Jack falls to his death from her bedroom window after a spectacularly public row with Lindsay, it seems the only way to prove her innocence is to find the real culprit.Leaving her new home in California for a trade union conference in Sheffield, Lindsay Gordon finds herself in the company of old friends and enemies, including Tom Jack. When this unethical union leader is found dead, having catapulted out of Lindsay´s 10th-floor hotel room, she is taken in for questioning by the police. Hoping to clear her name by finding the real killer, Lindsay searches among hundreds of unruly union delegates for a murderer who may have struck once before. Along the way she uncovers a seething cauldron of blackmail, corruption, and abuse of power all brought to the boil by her investigation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Guthrie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/012445/bk_reco_012445_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.
Surely the most deeply-rooted need of the human soul, its purest aspiration, is for the closest possible union with God. As one turns over the pages of this little work, written by Blessed Albert the Great towards the end of his life, when that great soul had ripened and matured, one feels that here indeed is the ideal of one´s hopes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/010140/bk_edel_010140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even 150 years later, we are haunted by the Civil War---by its division, its bloodshed, and perhaps, above all, by its origins. Today, many believe that the war was fought over slavery. This answer satisfies our contemporary sense of justice, but as Gary W. Gallagher shows in this brilliant revisionist history, it is an anachronistic judgment. In a searing analysis of the Civil War North as revealed in contemporary letters, diaries, and documents, Gallagher demonstrates that what motivated the North to go to war and persist in an increasingly bloody effort was primarily preservation of the Union. Devotion to the Union bonded nineteenth-century Americans in the North and West against a slaveholding aristocracy in the South and a Europe that seemed destined for oligarchy. Northerners believed they were fighting to save the republic, and with it the world´s best hope for democracy. Once we understand the centrality of union, we can in turn appreciate the force that made Northern victory possible: the citizen-soldier. Gallagher reveals how the massive volunteer army of the North fought to confirm American exceptionalism by salvaging the Union. Contemporary concerns have distorted the reality of nineteenth-century Americans, who embraced emancipation primarily to punish secessionists and remove slavery as a future threat to union---goals that emerged in the process of war. As Gallagher recovers why and how the Civil War was fought, we gain a more honest understanding of why and how it was won. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002044/bk_tant_002044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.