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The river where America began : a journey along the James

Author: Bob Deans
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
From the founding of the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607, to the fall of the Confederate capital of Richmond in 1865, the James River runs through the formation of modern America ... Over the first century of American independence, these waters bore witness to the irreconcilable contradiction of a slave-holding nation dedicated to liberty and equality for all. When those divisions ignited civil  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Deans
OCLC Number: 166290811
Notes: Originally published: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2007.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introductin --
Headwaters --
Yeokanta --
Lords of navigation --
Virginia --
Democracy in America --
Wade in the water --
Liberty or death --
River of dreams --
New bird of freedom --
Undimmed by human tears.
Responsibility: Bob Deans.


Introduces Americans to the James River, explaining its essential role in the shaping of modern America and helping readers to understand how much of who we are as a nation is rooted along its shores.


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The James is America's river. It witnessed the birth of English-speaking America in 1607 and the 'new birth of freedom' ushered in by Union victory in the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's dramatic Read more...

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