1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy, James Horn
  • List: $25.98  |  Sale: $18.19
    Club: $12.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy

Author: James Horn

Narrator: Dan Woren

Unabridged: 6 hr 47 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 10/16/2018

Genre: History - United States - Colonial Period (1600-1775)

Includes: Bonus Material

Synopsis

An extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in handAlong the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events occurred within a few weeks of each other that would profoundly shape the course of history. In the newly built church at Jamestown, the General Assembly--the first gathering of a representative governing body in America--came together. A few weeks later, a battered privateer entered the Chesapeake Bay carrying the first African slaves to land on mainland English America.In 1619, historian James Horn sheds new light on the year that gave birth to the great paradox of our nation: slavery in the midst of freedom. This portentous year marked both the origin of the most important political development in American history, the rise of democracy, and the emergence of what would in time become one of the nation's greatest challenges: the corrosive legacy of racial inequality that has afflicted America since its beginning.

Recommended

White Cargo The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America, Don Jordan
White Cargo
by Don Jordan

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Roger Clark
Published: 02/12/2019

Empire of Cotton A Global History, Sven Beckert
Empire of Cotton
by Sven Beckert

List: $34.99

Sale: $24.50

Club: $17.49

Narrator: Jim Fragione
Published: 12/02/2014

Igniting the American Revolution 1773-1775, Derek W. Beck
Igniting the American Revolution
by Derek W. Beck

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Published: 10/06/2015

Bunker Hill A City, a Siege, a Revolution, Nathaniel Philbrick
Bunker Hill
by Nathaniel Philbrick

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: Chris Sorensen
Published: 04/30/2013

New World, Inc. The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers, John Butman
New World, Inc.
by John Butman

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Chris Kipiniak
Published: 03/20/2018

The Island at the Center of the World The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony that Shaped America, Russell Shorto
The Island at the Center of the World...
by Russell Shorto

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Russell Shorto
Published: 08/16/2016

The Secret Token Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke, Andrew Lawler
The Secret Token
by Andrew Lawler

List: $22.50

Sale: $15.75

Club: $11.25

Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII
Published: 06/05/2018

Crucible of War The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766, Fred Anderson
Crucible of War
by Fred Anderson

List: $27.99

Sale: $19.59

Club: $13.99

Narrator: Paul Woodson
Published: 02/27/2018

The Witches Salem, 1692, Stacy Schiff
The Witches
by Stacy Schiff

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Eliza Foss
Published: 10/27/2015
{"id":"2489982","ean":"9781549171130","abr":"Unabridged","title":"1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy","subtitle":"Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy","author":"James Horn","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Dan Woren","ubr_id":"2489982","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"25.98","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"16.89","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Dan Woren","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 7 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}