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  • The Boston Tea Party | Melinda Lilly

    The Boston Tea Party

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    This audiobook describes the historical event in which the American Colonists protested the British Government. The Boston Tea Party was a direct action protest by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.

  • Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark | Melinda Lilly

    Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark

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    Sacagawea was a Shoshone Indian woman who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition in their exploration of the Western United States between 1804 and 1806. This audiobook describes the expedition undertaken by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Sacagawea.

  • Quakers in Early America | Melinda Lilly

    Quakers in Early America

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    This audiobook focuses on the Quakers in early America, and the hardships they faced for their religion and the important document that protected them.

  • From Slavery to Freedom | Melinda Lilly

    From Slavery to Freedom

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    Slavery in the United States began soon after English colonists first settled in Virginia in 1607 and lasted as a legal institution until the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865. This audiobook focuses on the courageous slaves that escaped to freedom.

    Brenda says: "What a rip off!"
  • Dutch in New Amsterdam | Melinda Lilly

    Dutch in New Amsterdam

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    New Amsterdam was a 17th-century Dutch settlement that later became New York City. It was part of New Netherland, a Dutch colony. This audiobook introduces the history of New Amsterdam.

  • Journey of Columbus | Melinda Lilly

    Journey of Columbus

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    Christopher Columbus was a Genoese navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean - funded by Queen Isabella of Spain - led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere.

  • The Star Spangled Banner | Melinda Lilly

    The Star Spangled Banner

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    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America. The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by 35-year-old amateur poet Francis Scott Key. This audiobook introduces important events in American history and explains how "The Star Spangled Banner" came to be.

  • Declaration of Independence | Melinda Lilly

    Declaration of Independence

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    The United States Declaration of Independence is a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were now independent states, and thus no longer a part of the British Empire. This audiobook introduces young readers to the Declaration of Independence and the important men involved in creating it.

  • Pilgrims in America | Melinda Lilly

    Pilgrims in America

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    Pilgrims is a name commonly applied to the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts. Their leadership came from a religious congregation who had fled a volatile political environment in the East Midlands. This audiobook describes to young readers the Pilgrims hard journey to America and the impact the Native Americans had on them.

  • Spanish Missions | Melinda Lilly

    Spanish Missions

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    The Spanish missions were religious outposts established by Spanish Catholics of the Franciscan Order between 1769 and 1823 to spread the Christian faith among Native Americans. This audiobook introduces the history of the Spanish missions that were set up in the southwestern United States.

  • St. Augustine | Melinda Lilly

    St. Augustine

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    The city of St. Augustine, Florida, was founded by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on September 8, 1565. Menéndez first sighted land on August 28, the feast day of Augustine of Hippo, and consequently named the settlement San Agustín. This audiobook describes the history of St Augustine, the oldest city in the U.S.

    Kristina says: "I would give this a negative number if I could."
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