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    • The Thin Light of Freedom

    • The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America
    • By: Edward L. Ayers
    • Narrated by: James Edward Thomas
    • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    At the crux of America's history stand two astounding events: the immediate and complete destruction of the most powerful system of slavery in the modern world, followed by a political reconstruction in which new constitutions established the fundamental rights of citizens for formerly enslaved people. Few people living in 1860 would have dared imagine either event, and yet, in retrospect, both seem to have been inevitable. In a beautifully crafted narrative, Edward L. Ayers restores the drama of the unexpected to the history of the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great history

    • By Linda J. Sisco on 11-30-17

    Regular price: $29.95