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    They Were Her Property

    White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

    Unabridged

    10 hours 26 min

    A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy. Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen

    Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 53 min

    In 1893, Liliuokalani, the Queen of Hawaii, was deposed and five years later her nation became an incorporated territory of the United States. Published shortly after these momentous events, her book Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen is an incredibly personal history of the islands that she was born to rule. Liliuokalani covers from her birth in 1838 through the reigns of her forebears to her own ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement

    Narrated by Diana Blue ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours

    American Astronautical Society Eugene M. Emme Astronautical Literature Award As NASA prepared for the launch of Apollo 11 in July 1969, many African American leaders protested the billions of dollars used to fund "space joyrides" rather than help tackle poverty, inequality, and discrimination at home. This volume examines such tensions as well as the ways in which NASA's goal of space exploration ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Diary of a Forty-Niner, The

    Narrated by Larry G. Jones ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 8 min

    Not all that glitters is gold, and gold mining was not the simple get-rich-quick scheme many thought it was. The Diary of a Forty-Niner draws readers into the day-to-day life of a prospector during the California Gold Rush. The narrator Alfred. T. Jackson leaves home to move out West, dreaming: “I would like to have enough capital so that I would not have to slave from sunrise till dark as I did ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    This Is the Fire

    What I Say to My Friends About Racism

    by Don Lemon ...
    Narrated by Don Lemon ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 30 min

    In this "vital book for these times" (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today's most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America’s only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

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    City of Quartz

    Excavating the Future in Los Angeles

    by Mike Davis ...
    Narrated by Tim Campbell ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 39 min

    No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together." To detractors, LA is a sunlit mortuary where "you can rot without feeling it." To Mike Davis, the author of this fiercely elegant and wide-ranging work of social history, Los Angeles is both utopia and dystopia, a place where the last Joshua trees are being plowed under to make room for ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Gangland New York

    The Places and Faces of Mob History

    Narrated by Gary Galone ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 36 min

    From the Bowery Boys and the Five Points Gang through the rise of the Jewish "Kosher Nostra" and the ascendance of the Italian Mafia, mobsters have played a major role in the city's history, lurking just around the corner or inside that nondescript building. Bill "the Butcher" Poole, Paul Kelly, Monk Eastman, "Lucky" Luciano, Carlo Gambino, Meyer Lansky, Mickey Spillane, John Gotti-each held sway ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    Searching for Harry Chapin's America

    by Pat Fenton ...
    Narrated by David Amram ...

    Unabridged

    3 hours 55 min

    In "Searching for Harry Chapin’s America: Remember When the Music," journalist Pat Fenton describes his road trips to the towns and people that inspired Harry Chapin’s most renowned songs. While Fenton’s account includes exclusive interviews with Chapin’s family and associates, and an excerpt from Chapin’s unpublished writings, the audio adaptation includes actual cuts from Chapin's best-known ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Sex Money Murder

    A Story of Crack, Blood, and Betrayal

    Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright ...

    Unabridged

    14 hours 29 min

    Chronicling the rise and fall of Sex Money Murder, one of the most violent and notorious gangs of its era, and of the dedicated detectives and prosecutors struggling to stem the tide of violence, reporter Jonathan Green creates a visceral and devastating portrait of a New York City borough. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Bronx had one of the highest per capita murder rates in the country. ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    A Brief History of America

    by Jeremy Black ...
    Narrated by Roger Davis ...
    Series series Brief Histories

    Unabridged

    11 hours

    The next in this series of admirably concise yet nevertheless comprehensive titles looks at the history of all Americans as well as America; its environmental history and its linkage to economic history; the political shaping of America; and America in the world, from being a colony to post-Cold War America.Black examines the environmental history of America and its linkage to economic history, ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Across God’s Frontiers

    Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850–1920

    Narrated by Pam Ward ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 21 min

    Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. In Across God’s Frontiers, Anne M. Butler traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West; moreover, she demonstrates how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women’s agency and power ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD

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    Hidden Barriers in The Setup

    by Sam Oputa ...
    Narrated by Mike ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 5 min

    Nothing exposed the racism in the societies like the Covid19 did. Nothing exposed the hidden racism as the Covid19 did. Nothing exposed the racism in the healthcare as the Covid19 did. Nothing, not even all the preachments from times past, exposed the impact of racism on minority’s poor populations as the Covid19 did.What was hidden was exposed. The stinking waste matter smeared and covered under ... Read more

    $19.00 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Grand Emporium, Mercantile Monster

    The Antebellum South’s Love-Hate Affair With New York City

    Narrated by Joshua Saxon ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 44 min

    Focusing on the crucial period of 1820 to 1860, Grand Emporium, Mercantile Monster examines the strong economic bonds between the antebellum plantation South and the burgeoning city of New York that resulted from the highly lucrative trade in cotton. In this richly detailed work of literary and cultural history, Ritchie Devon Watson Jr. charts how the partnership brought fantastic wealth to both ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Reading Confederate Monuments

    Abridged

    9 hours 33 min

    Contributions by Danielle Christmas, Joanna Davis-McElligatt, Garrett Bridger Gilmore, Spencer R. Herrera, Cassandra Jackson, Stacie McCormick, Maria Seger, Randi Lynn Tanglen, Brook Thomas, Michael C. Weisenburg, and Lisa WoolforkReading Confederate Monuments addresses the urgent and vital need for scholars, educators, and the general public to be able to read and interpret the literal and ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The History of Florida

    Narrated by Gary Tiedemann ...

    Unabridged

    20 hours 8 min

    This is the heralded "definitive history" of Florida. No other book so fully or accurately captures the highs and lows, the grandeur and the craziness, the horrors and the glories of the past 500 years in the Land of Sunshine. Twenty-three leading historians, assembled by renowned scholar Michael Gannon, offer a wealth of perspectives and expertise to create a comprehensive, balanced view of ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

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    Waterfront Manhattan

    From Henry Hudson to the High Line

    Narrated by Joel Richards ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 44 min

    For hundreds of years, the shorefront of Manhattan Island served as the country's center of trade, shipping, and commerce. With its maritime links across the oceans, along the Atlantic coast, and inland to the Midwest and New England, Manhattan became a global city and home to the world's busiest port. It was a world of docks, ships, tugboats, and ferries, filled with cargo and freight, a place ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Mayhem

    Unanswered Questions about the Tsarnaev Brothers, the US Government and the Boston Marathon Bombing

    Narrated by Devon Sorvari ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 27 min

    Mayhem goes a long way toward answering questions that still linger about the notorious Boston Marathon bombing, such as: Where were the bombs made? And what had been Tamerlan Tsarnaev's relationship to the FBI? This page-turning narrative casts a spotlight on the US Government's relationship with the older Tsarnaev brother as his younger brother, Dzhokhar, continues his efforts to have his death ... Read more

    $24.99 AUD

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    White Flight

    Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism

    Narrated by Aaron Williamson ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 48 min

    During the civil rights era, Atlanta thought of itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate," a rare place in the South where the races lived and thrived together. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, however, so many whites fled the city for the suburbs that Atlanta earned a new nickname: "The City Too Busy Moving to Hate." In this reappraisal of racial politics in modern America, Kevin Kruse ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    O Say Can You Hear

    A Cultural Biography of the Star-Spangled Banner

    by Mark Clague ...
    Narrated by Reuben J. Tapp ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 34 min

    The fascinating story of America’s national anthem and an examination of its powerful meaning today.Most Americans learn the tale in elementary school: During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key witnessed the daylong bombardment of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry by British navy ships; seeing the Stars and Stripes still flying proudly at first light, he was inspired to pen his famous lyric. What Americans ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Preserved

    A Cultural History of the Funeral Home in America

    Narrated by Al Kessel ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 10 min

    Funeral homes are immediately recognizable features of the American landscape, and yet the history of how these spaces emerged remains largely untold. In Preserved, Dean Lampros uses the history of this uniquely American architectural icon to explore the twentieth century's expanding consumer landscape and reveal how buildings can help construct identities.Across the United States, Lampros traces ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Ghosts in the Schoolyard

    Racism and School Closings in Chicago’s South Side

    by Eve L. Ewing ...
    Narrated by Lisa Reneé Pitts ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 48 min

    Eve L. Ewing knows Chicago Public Schools from the inside: as a student, then a teacher, and now a scholar who studies them. And that perspective has shown her that public schools are not buildings full of failures—they're an integral part of their neighborhoods, at the heart of their communities, storehouses of history and memory that bring people together.Never was that role more apparent than ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    The Back Door People

    memories from the houses where I lived

    Unabridged

    3 hours 22 min

    A charming look at the Depression Era through the eyes of a young girl growing up in northern Minnesota. Barbara was born in 1931 when economic times were hard but life was simple. She lived with her parents and siblings in five houses by the time she was twelve, and takes the listener along as describes the houses and shares her stories of saving for a bike, paying for piano lessons with ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Secession and State Creation

    What Everyone Needs to Know

    Narrated by Ian Putnam ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 59 min

    What makes a state? This question has attracted more and more attention in recent years with Catalan's illegal vote for independence from Spain and Palestine's ongoing search for international recognition. And while Scotland chose to remain with the United Kingdom, discussions of independence have only continued as the ramifications of the Brexit vote begin to set in. Kosovo, South Sudan, and the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    A New History of the American South

    Narrated by Terrence Kidd ...

    Unabridged

    25 hours 40 min

    For at least two centuries, the South's economy, politics, religion, race relations, fiction, music, foodways, and more have figured prominently in nearly all facets of American life. In A New History of the American South, W. Fitzhugh Brundage joins a stellar group of accomplished historians in gracefully weaving a new narrative of southern history from its ancient past to the present. This ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD