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    • American Slavery, American Freedom

    • By: Edmund S. Morgan
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    "If it is possible to understand the American paradox, the marriage of slavery and freedom, Virginia is surely the place to begin," writes Edmund S. Morgan in American Slavery, American Freedom, a study of the tragic contradiction at the core of America. Morgan finds the key to this central paradox in the people and politics of the state that was both the birthplace of the revolution and the largest slaveholding state in the country.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The story of slavery's origins in Virginia

    • By Jeff Quinn on 08-04-15

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Edmund S. Morgan
    • Narrated by: Rick Adamson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Benjamin Franklin is perhaps the most remarkable figure in American history: the greatest statesman of his age, he played a pivotal role in the formation of the American republic. He was also a pioneering scientist, a best-selling author, the country's first postmaster general, a printer, a bon vivant, a diplomat, a ladies' man, and a moralist - and the most prominent celebrity of the 18th century. Franklin was, however, a man of vast contradictions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Took a while to get into, but it was worth it.

    • By John Oferrall on 09-17-17

    Regular price: $25.00

    • American Heroes

    • By: Edmund Morgan
    • Narrated by: David Chandler
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edmund S. Morgan delivers 17 stirring essays about heroic Americans. John Winthrop's unpopular stand saves Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Penn's principles forge a Philadelphia miracle. George Washington's strategy stuns the British and Anti-Federalist opposition fosters the Bill of Rights.

    Regular price: $25.19