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    • A New History of the American South

    • By: Edward L. Ayers, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Edward L. Ayers
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    To know the history of the American South, within its own context, is to come to terms with one of modern history’s most astonishing, polarizing, and illuminating stories. In these 24 lectures, you’ll relive the unforgettable drama of the South, from the rise and fall of the slave South to the making of the New South, examining the full scope of a historical epoch that still affects life in the United States today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exceptionally good

    • By Aaron on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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