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Four Inaugural Addresses
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(Cook Records, 2012), 1 hour 1 mins
The liner notes remind us that "From the deep depression of 1932 to the wartime temper of 1944, a single chief executive guided the United States. The qualities of leadership inspired by those troubled times are reflected in the inaugural addresses of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt." Hear the resolve in Roo...
(Cook Records, 2012), 1 hour 1 mins
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(Monitor Records, 2012), 34 mins
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Civil War Naval Songs
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 53 mins, 13 page(s)

These thirteen authentic maritime songs from the era of the American Civil War (1861-65) intone the story of war on the water. They were sounds of the cramped quarters of Union and Confederate fighting ships as well as merchant craft that sailed in constant peril, of bustling taverns and variety theaters where sai...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 53 mins, 13 page(s)
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A Treasury of Civil War Songs Sung by Tom Glazer
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(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 1 hour, 25 page(s)

Songs with a good tune and rousing lyrics both mirrored and inspired the events of the American Civil War (1861-1865). They told tales of battle, slavery, emancipation, victory, and defeat, and a century and a half later, they enshrine the shattered brotherhood of a nation and the lessons taught by war. Popular Am...

(Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2011), 1 hour, 25 page(s)
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A Voice Ringing O'er the Gale! The Oratory of Frederick Douglass Read by Ossie Davis
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produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Ossie B. Davis, 1917-2005 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 1 hour 6 mins

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was an abolitionist, women's suffragist, author, and statesman who escaped from slavery to become one of the most powerful American orators of the 19th century. In 1972, renowned actor Ossie Davis brought to sonic life several of Douglass's visionary writings, plying his resonant voi...

produced by Daniel E. Sheehy; performed by Ossie B. Davis, 1917-2005 (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2009), 1 hour 6 mins
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Debate '08: Taft and Bryan Campaign On the Edison Phonograph
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produced by David Giovannoni; performed by William Howard Taft, 1857-1930 and William Jennings Bryan, 1860-1925 (Archeophone Records, 2008), 46 mins, 22 page(s)
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produced by Eric Bentley, 1916- (Folkways Records, 2006), 51 mins
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Great War: An American Musical Fantasy
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produced by Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey (Archeophone Records, 2006), 2 hours 39 mins, 56 page(s)
produced by Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey (Archeophone Records, 2006), 2 hours 39 mins, 56 page(s)
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Every Tone a Testimony
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produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
This double CD draws upon the collection at the Smithsonian Folkways archive to create a history of African American life and culture in sound—an aural history. Encompassing both the African American oral and literary traditions, these 59 tracks feature an unparalleled assembly of voices in music, oratory, poetr...
produced by Robert H. Catalotti, 1955- (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2001), 2 hours 27 mins
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Music of American Politics
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(Collector Records, 1996), 59 mins

Recorded in Washington, DC, in 1997, Joe Glazer documents American political history through campaign songs. From America’s first campaign songs for William Henry Harrison in 1840 to Bill Clinton in 1992, Glazer shares with listeners a rich overview of political songs in this country. Each track begins with a...

(Collector Records, 1996), 59 mins
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