American History

Rodzina (Unabridged)

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In 1881, 12-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski wishes she didn't have to board the orphan train in Chicago. But she has no home, no family, and no choice. Rodzina doesn't believe the orphans are on their way out West to be adopted by good families. She's sure they will become slaves to strangers. Anyway, who would ever adopt a large, tough, stubborn girl of Polish origin?

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Rodzina (Unabridged)

A Savage Thunder (Unabridged)

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A two-time Newbery Honor Book author, Jim Murphy is among the world's finest writers of nonfiction for children. In A Savage Thunder he takes listeners back to the American Civil War to tell the terrible yet extraordinary story of the Battle of Antietam.

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A Savage Thunder (Unabridged)

Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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Which president had feet bigger than his ego? Washington. Which barked like a seal? Kennedy. Which joked about dating mummies? Clinton. These fun and quirky facts bring to light the human side of the 42 men who have served as U.S. presidents.

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Lives of the Presidents: Fame, Shame (and What the Neighbors Thought)

Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Unabridged)

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Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on the women who have wielded power, revealing their feats - and flaws - for all the world to see. You'll hear about 20 of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. And what were they really like?

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Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of New Jersey (Unabridged)

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New Jersey has a fascinating history. The story of New Jersey spans its time as home to a variety of Native American tribes to an area coveted by the Dutch, Swedes, and English, and finally to its modern-day status as the Garden State.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of New Jersey (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Connecticut (Unabridged)

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Using primary source materials to enhance the text, this audiobook tells the provocative story of the Connecticut colony and its first inhabitants. Included are the first constitution and the Fundamental Orders of 1639, which helped to create a representative self-government.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of Connecticut (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Pennsylvania (Unabridged)

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In 1681, King Charles II granted William Penn, a Quaker, sole proprietorship of more than 450,000 acres of land. The colony of Pennsylvania soon offered thousands of European settlers the civil liberties, representative government, and affordable land they wanted.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of Pennsylvania (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of South Carolina (Unabridged)

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Established on a culture of entrepreneurship as well as religious and political freedom, South Carolina's foundations might be seen as a microcosm of the founding of America.

This compelling audiobook provides the background and history of this colony which would become a major factor in the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, and later the Civil War.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of South Carolina (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of New York (Unabridged)

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This is a vibrant and fascinating look at the history of the colony of New York. From the discovery of the island of Manhattan and the founding of a tiny Dutch trading village, to New York's emergence as one of the world's most influential cities, the history of the colony of New York is traced through primary source documents.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of New York (Unabridged)

A Primary Source History of the Colony of Rhode Island (Unabridged)

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This audiobook traces the history of Rhode Island from Roger Williams' exodus from the Massachusetts colony, thus creating a settlement - the colony of Rhode Island - where people could live in harmony and worship as they pleased.

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A Primary Source History of the Colony of Rhode Island (Unabridged)

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