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    • Revolutionary Mothers

    • Women in the Struggle for America's Independence
    • By: Carol Berkin
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American, and Carol Berkin shows us that women played a vital role throughout the struggle. Berkin takes us into the ordinary moments of extraordinary lives. We see women boycotting British goods in the years before independence, writing propaganda that radicalized their neighbors, raising funds for the army, and helping finance the fledgling government. We see how they managed farms, plantations, and businesses while their men went into battle.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Required reading for American patriots.

    • By Eric on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Civil War Wives

    • The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant
    • By: Carol Berkin
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

     In these moving stories of Angelina Grimke Weld, wife of abolitionist Theodore Weld; Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate president Jefferson Davis; and Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant, Carol Berkin reveals how women understood the cataclysmic events of their day. Their stories, taken together, help reconstruct the era of the Civil War with a greater depth and complexity by adding women's experiences and voices to their male counterparts. 

    • The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant
    • By: Carol Berkin
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 06-12-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • A Brilliant Solution

    • Inventing the American Constitution
    • By: Carol Berkin
    • Narrated by: Jo Anna Perrin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    We know - and love - the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis' defeat. But our first government was a disaster, and the country was in a terrible crisis. So when a group of men traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to save a nation in danger of collapse, they had no great expectations for the meeting that would make history.

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Wondrous Beauty

    • The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
    • By: Carol Berkin
    • Narrated by: Tara Hugo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    From the award-winning historian: the remarkable life of "the most beautiful woman of 19th-century Baltimore", whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political 19th-century histories of the United States, France, and England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Impressive

    • By Jean on 03-21-18
    • The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
    • By: Carol Berkin
    • Narrated by: Tara Hugo
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 03-05-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Bill of Rights

    • The Fight to Secure America's Liberties
    • By: Carol Berkin
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Revered today for articulating America's founding principles, the first 10 amendments - the Bill of Rights - were in fact a political stratagem executed by James Madison to preserve the Constitution, the federal government, and the latter's authority over the states.

    Regular price: $26.59

    • A Sovereign People

    • The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism
    • By: Carol Berkin
    • Narrated by: Betsy Foldes Meiman
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    How George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and John Adams navigated the nation through four major crises and caused the first stirrings of American nationalism.

    Regular price: $29.65