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Colonial Period (1600-1775) Audiobooks

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    The Dawning of the Apocalypse

    The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and Capitalism in the Long Sixteenth Century

    by Gerald Horne ...
    Narrated by Bill Andrew Quinn ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 18 min

    Acclaimed historian Gerald Horne troubles America's settler colonialism's "creation myth". August 2019 saw numerous commemorations of the year 1619, when what was said to be the first arrival of enslaved Africans occurred in North America. Yet in the 1520s, the Spanish, from their imperial perch in Santo Domingo, had already brought enslaved Africans to what was to become South Carolina. The ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Black Flags, Blue Waters

    The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

    Narrated by Paul Brion ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 29 min

    Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy's "Golden Age"-spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s-when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an ... Read more

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    Four Hundred Souls

    A Community History of African America 1619-2019

    Narrated by Full Cast ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 2 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.Four Hundred Souls is an epoch-defining history of African America, the first to appear in a generation, told by ninety leading Black voices.The story begins with the arrival of twenty Ndongo people on the shores of the first British colony in mainland America in 1619, the year before the arrival of the Mayflower. In eighty chronological chapters, each by a different ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The American Indians

    Narrated by Matt Montanez ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 7 min

    Who were the first real Americans? In this book you will be introduced to the American Indians, their society and their culture! You’ll learn amazing facts which you never would have guessed, from cuisine and sports to crafts, pottery, sculptures or even ships.”The American Indians” will interest general readers as well as scholars and students in anthropology, history, literature, education, ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    They Knew They Were Pilgrims

    Plymouth Colony and the Contest for American Liberty

    Narrated by Bob Souer ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 1 min

    An ambitious new history of the Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, published for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's landing. In 1620, separatists from the Church of England set sail across the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower. Understanding themselves as spiritual pilgrims, they left to preserve their liberty to worship God in accordance with their understanding of the Bible. There exists, however, ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Thomas Jefferson-From Boy to Man

    Narrated by James Brinkley ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 14 min

    Have you ever wondered, “Who really was Thomas Jefferson?” History tells us he was a brilliant scholar, violinist, surveyor, astronomer, lawyer, planter, bibliophile, architect, founding father, statesman, governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, Secretary of State under George Washington, Vice-President under John Adams, the 3rd U.S. president, scientist, natural philosopher, family man, and ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Dunmore's War

    The Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era

    Narrated by David Drummond ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 33 min

    Known to history as "Dunmore's War," the 1774 campaign against a Shawnee-led Indian confederacy in the Ohio Country marked the final time an American colonial militia took to the field in His Majesty's service and under royal command. Led by John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore and royal governor of Virginia, a force of colonials including George Rogers Clark, Daniel Morgan, Michael Cresap, ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    American Demagogue

    The Great Awakening and the Rise and Fall of Populism

    by J. D. Dickey ...
    Narrated by Traber Burns ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 14 min

    A New York Times bestselling historian examines how demagoguery and the populism it inspires―for good and ill―is embedded in the very soul of our nation.In September 1740, New England experienced a social earthquake. It arrived not in the form of a great natural disaster or an act of violence, but with the figure of a twenty-year-old preacher. People were abuzz with his stunning oratory, his ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Blooding at Great Meadows

    Young George Washington and the Battle That Shaped the Man

    by Alan Axelrod ...
    Narrated by David Drummond ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 52 min

    History celebrates George Washington as the leader of the American Revolution and the father of his country. But what has gone previously unexamined is Washington’s life as a twenty-two-year-old lieutenant colonel; he led four hundred American militiamen against a bigger, more experienced French army and paid a high price. Not only did Washington lose over a third of his men, but the Battle of ... Read more

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    A Stranger Among Saints

    Stephen Hopkins, the Man Who Survived Jamestown and Saved Plymouth

    by Jonathan Mack ...
    Narrated by Walter Dixon ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 16 min

    Sometime between 1610 and 1611, William Shakespeare wrote The Tempest. The idea for the play came from the real-life shipwreck in 1609 of the Sea Venture, which was caught in a hurricane and grounded on the coast of Bermuda during a voyage to resupply England's troubled colony at Jamestown, in present-day Virginia. A lesser known passenger was Stephen Hopkins. During the ten months the Sea Venture ... Read more

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    Pilgrims and Puritans

    Audiobook 1997 - The Drama of American History Series

    Unabridged

    1 hour 56 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

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    The Light and the Glory

    Narrated by Raymond Todd ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 16 min

    Did Columbus believe that God called him west to undiscovered lands? Does American democracy owe its inception to the handful of Pilgrims that settled at Plymouth? If, indeed, there was a specific, divine call upon this nation, is it still valid today? Was this continent the stage for a new act in the drama of redemption? The Light and the Glory answers these questions and many more for anyoe ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    New York Burning

    Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan

    by Jill Lepore ...
    Narrated by Beth McDonald ...

    Abridged

    7 hours 30 min

    The untold story of the little-known Manhattan slave rebellion of 1741 and the white hysteria that resulted. ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Samuel Adams

    A Life

    by Ira Stoll ...
    Narrated by Paul Boehmer ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 29 min

    "I pity Mr. Sam Adams," his cousin John Adams wrote to his wife, "for he was born a Rebel." At virtually every juncture of the American Revolution, from the Boston Massacre and Tea Party to Lexington and Concord and the ratification of the Constitution, Samuel Adams played a forceful role. With his fiery rhetoric and religious fervor, he was in many respects the moral conscience of the new nation. ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

    by Patrick Henry ...
    Narrated by Gil Anders ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    "Give me liberty, or give me death!" is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry, from his speech to the Second Virginia Convention on 23 March, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia. Henry spoke without notes, and no transcript of his exact words have survived. The only known version of his speech was reconstructed in the early 1800s by William Wirt, a biographer who corresponded with ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    How the Post Office Created America

    A History

    Narrated by Tavia Gilbert ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 45 min

    A masterful history of a long underappreciated institution, How the Post Office Created America examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation's political, social, economic, and physical development. The founders established the post office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and for a very long time, it was the U.S. government's largest and most ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Fears of a Setting Sun

    The Disillusionment of America's Founders

    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 16 min

    Americans seldom deify their Founding Fathers any longer, but they do still tend to venerate the Constitution and the republican government that the founders created. Strikingly, the founders themselves were far less confident in what they had wrought, particularly by the end of their lives. In fact, most of them-including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Facing East from Indian Country

    A Native History of Early America

    Narrated by Bob Souer ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 27 min

    In the beginning, North America was Indian country. But only in the beginning. After the opening act of the great national drama, Native Americans yielded to the westward rush of European settlers. Or so the story usually goes. Yet, for three centuries after Columbus, Native people controlled most of eastern North America and profoundly shaped its destiny. In Facing East from Indian Country, ... Read more

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    The Chiefs Now in This City

    Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America

    Narrated by David Colacci ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 46 min

    During the years of the Early Republic, prominent Native leaders regularly traveled to American cities primarily on diplomatic or trade business, but also from curiosity and adventurousness. They were frequently referred to as "the Chiefs now in this city" during their visits. Colin Calloway, National Book Award finalist and one of the foremost chroniclers of Native American history, has gathered ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The President’s First Year

    None Were Prepared, Some Never Learned—Why the Only School for Presidents Is the Presidency

    Narrated by William Hughes ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours

    A fascinating new angle on presidential history, assessing the performances of all forty-four presidents in their freshman year of the toughest job in the worldGrouped by the issues the new presidents confronted in their first year in office, The President’s First Year takes listeners into the history, thought processes, and results on a case-by-case basis, including how the presidents’ subsequent ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island

    by Scott Dawson ...
    Narrated by Tim Getman ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 13 min

    For over 400 years, the mystery of Roanoke’s “Lost Colony” has puzzled historians and spawned conspiracies—until now. New discoveries link the lost colony of Roanoke to Hatteras Island.The legend of the Lost Colony has been captivating imaginations for nearly a century. When they left Roanoke Island, where did they go? What is the meaning of the mysterious word Croatoan? In the sixteenth century, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? Revised Edition

    by John Fea ...
    Narrated by Scott R. Pollak ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 30 min

    John Fea offers a thoroughly researched, evenhanded primer on whether America was founded to be a Christian nation, as many evangelicals assert, or a secular state, as others contend. He approaches the title's question from a historical perspective, helping listeners see past the emotional rhetoric of today to the recorded facts of our past. This updated edition reports on the many issues that ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Slavery's Exiles

    The Story of the American Maroons

    Narrated by Chanté McCormick ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 37 min

    The forgotten stories of America maroons-wilderness settlers evading discovery after escaping slavery Over more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery to make the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina; they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to secluded places; they buried themselves ... Read more

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    Rosicrucian America

    How a Secret Society Influenced the Destiny of a Nation

    by Steven Sora ...
    Narrated by Nick McDougal ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 4 min

    An in-depth history of Rosicrucianism, its key members, and their roles in the formation and settling of America• Explores Sir Francis Bacon and Dr. John Dee’s deep influence on England’s colonization of America as well as the Rosicrucian influence on the Founding Fathers and on cities such as Philadelphia and Williamsburg• Explains how Bacon was the author of many anonymous Rosicrucian texts and ... Read more

    $32.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial