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19th Century Audiobooks

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    The Last Slave Ships

    New York and the End of the Middle Passage

    by John Harris ...
    Narrated by Paul Heitsch ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 43 min

    A stunning behind-the-curtain look into the last years of the illegal transatlantic slave trade in the United States Long after the transatlantic slave trade was officially outlawed by every major slave trading nation in the early nineteenth century, merchants based in the United States were still sending hundreds of illegal slave ships from American ports to the African coast. The key instigators ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

    An Indian History of the American West

    by Dee Brown ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 22 min

    Immediately recognized as a revelatory and enormously controversial book since its first publication in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is universally recognized as one of those rare books that forever changes the way its subject is perceived.Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is Dee Brown’s classic, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Frederick Douglass

    Prophet of Freedom

    Narrated by Prentice Onayemi ...

    Unabridged

    36 hours 57 min

    **Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History**“Extraordinary…a great American biography” (The New Yorker) of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

    by Jon Meacham ...
    Narrated by Jon Meacham, Edward Herrmann ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 46 min

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYThe New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg BusinessweekIn this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power ... Read more

    $40.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Chicago’s Great Fire

    The Destruction and Resurrection of an Iconic American City

    by Carl Smith ...
    Narrated by David de Vries ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 38 min

    From an acclaimed historian, the full and authoritative story of one of the most iconic disasters in American history, told through the vivid memories of those who experienced it.Between October 8–10, 1871, much of the city of Chicago was destroyed by one of the most legendary urban fires in history. Incorporated as a city in 1837, Chicago had grown at a breathtaking pace in barely three decades, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Midnight Assassin

    Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

    Narrated by Clint Jordan ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 5 min

    A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious and, in some ways, far more diabolical than London's infamous ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Mornings on Horseback

    Narrated by Nelson Runger ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 22 min

    The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough.Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Vanderbilt

    The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty

    Unabridged

    8 hours 50 min

    New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.When eleven-year-old Cornelius Vanderbilt began to work on his father’s small boat ferrying supplies in New York Harbor at the beginning of the nineteenth ... Read more

    $42.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Freedom National

    The destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

    by James Oakes ...
    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 54 min

    The consensus view of the Civil War-that it was first and foremost a war to restore the Union, and an antislavery war only later when it became necessary for Union victory-dies here. James Oakes's groundbreaking history shows how deftly Lincoln and congressional Republicans pursued antislavery throughout the war, pragmatic in policy but steadfast on principle. In the disloyal South the federal ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dr. Mutter's Marvels

    A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

    Narrated by Erik Singer ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 54 min

    A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical odditiesImagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Greater Journey

    Americans in Paris

    Narrated by Edward Herrmann ...

    Abridged

    8 hours 48 min

    The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough.Not all pioneers went west.In The Greater Journey, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    American Lion

    Andrew Jackson in the White House

    by Jon Meacham ...
    Narrated by John H. Mayer ...

    Abridged

    10 hours 10 min

    The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington foreverAndrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1864-1865

    The Grand Offensive; Reelection; Victory at Last; The Final Days

    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 6 min

    “Hold On with a Bulldog Grip and Chew and Choke as Much as Possible”: The Grand Offensive: (May-August 1864): The Spring Offensive is launched. A bogus presidential proclamation calling for volunteers and prayers causes panic throughout the North. Grant and Lee battle for six weeks until severe losses force them to a halt. Congressional Radicals pass a bill that will allow Southern States re ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Henry Clay

    The Man Who Would Be President

    Narrated by James Anderson Foster ...

    Unabridged

    19 hours 12 min

    Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay seemed to have it all. He offered a comprehensive plan of change for America, and he directed national affairs as Speaker of the House, as Secretary of State to John Quincy Adams-the man he put in office-and as acknowledged leader of the Whig party. As the broker of the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850, Henry ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    James Madison

    A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation

    Narrated by Johnny Heller ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 23 min

    James Madison is remembered primarily as a systematic political theorist, but this bookish and unassuming man was also a practical politician who strove for balance in an age of revolution. In this biography, Jeff Broadwater focuses on Madison’s role in the battle for religious freedom in Virginia, his contributions to the adoption of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, his place in the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Second Line of Defense

    American Women and World War I

    by Lynn Dumenil ...
    Narrated by Susan Hanfield ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 48 min

    In tracing the rise of the modern idea of the American “new woman,” Lynn Dumenil examines World War I’s surprising impact on women and, in turn, women’s impact on the war.Telling the stories of a diverse group of women, including African Americans, dissidents, pacifists, reformers, and industrial workers, Dumenil analyzes both the roadblocks and opportunities they faced. She richly explores the ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1861

    From Springfield to Washington, Inauguration, and Distributing Patronage

    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 23 min

    Publishers Weekly describes this book as “the most meticulously researched Lincoln biography ever written. Burlingame's Lincoln comes alive as the author unfolds vast amounts of new research while breathing new life into familiar stories. It is the essential title for the bicentennial.” Publishers Weekly also notes, “The book need not be heard in one sitting. Each part stands alone.” Now Gildan ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions

    Narrated by Phillip Withers ...

    Unabridged

    25 min

    "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions" was a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1838. As it was delivered to the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, it is also known as the "Lyceum address". In this famous speech, Lincoln discussed the dangers of slavery. ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    American Radicals

    How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation

    by Holly Jackson ...
    Narrated by January LaVoy ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 30 min

    **A dynamic, timely history of nineteenth-century activists—free-lovers and socialists, abolitionists and vigilantes—and the social revolution they sparked in the turbulent Civil War era“In the tradition of Howard Zinn’s people’s histories, American Radicals reveals a forgotten yet inspiring past.”—Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Margaret Fuller: A New American Life and Elizabeth ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    John Tyler, the Accidental President

    Narrated by Michael Butler Murray ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 2 min

    The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." In this biography of the tenth president, Edward P. Crapol challenges depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. Instead, he argues, Tyler manipulated the Constitution to ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Reconstruction and the Rise of Jim Crow

    1864–1896

    Audiobook 2000 - The Drama of American History Series

    Unabridged

    1 hour 58 min

    History is dramatic—and the renowned, award-winning authors Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier demonstrate this in a compelling series aimed at young readers. Covering American history from the founding of Jamestown through present day, these volumes explore far beyond the dates and events of a historical chronicle to present a moving illumination of the ideas, opinions, attitudes, and ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    From Midnight to Dawn

    The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad

    Unabridged

    9 hours 44 min

    The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became their "land of Canaan," the Promised Land ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Uncle Jumbo and the Terrible Toothache: President Grover Cleveland's Near-Perfect Political Cover-Up

    Unabridged

    31 min

    Democrat Grover Cleveland is perhaps best remembered as the only person to serve two non-consecutive terms in the White House, as both the 22nd President of the United States, from 1885 through 1889, and as the 24th President of the United States, from 1893 until 1897. During his presidential campaign and first term, the former Mayor of Buffalo and Governor of New York often garnered the sort of ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James

    Based on Family Records, Forensic Evidence, and His Personal Journals

    Narrated by Micah Hanks ...

    Unabridged

    2 hours 25 min

    A deep investigation into historical documents that prove the notorious outlaw Jesse James faked his own death• Presents the legend of Jesse James and counters it with the real story, based on family records• Provides photographic evidence, a journal of Jesse James’s, and historical records that prove James faked his death, verified by experts and civic authorities• Debunks the 1995 DNA test ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial