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California Sketches New And Old

Oscar Penn Fitzgerald

Here we meet all sorts of characters and situations in California’s early history: gunmen, outlaws, lynch mobs, raging storms, mining camps, lost clergymen, freed slaves, Northern sympathizers, Southern sympathizers, soldiers…. Oscar Penn Fitzgerald was a Methodist clergyman, journalist and educator. He served as California Superintendent of Public Instruction (1867–1871). His California Sketches were published in two series (1879 and 1881) and a consolidated volume (1895). This reading is based on the consolidated volume (Sections 1-48) with the addition of the sketches from the first books that were omitted in the last one (First, Sections 49-50; Second, Sections 51-57). The listener is alerted that the author exhibits the very common nineteenth century white man’s low opinion of Native Americans. The sketches are of church and nonchurch folk. Even those not interested in religious matters may be entertained by this view into the psychology and culture of early Californians, as well as the challenges and rewards of the land and climate themselves. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)

Here we meet all sorts of characters and situations in California’s early history: gunmen, outlaws, lynch mobs, raging storms, mining camps, lost clergymen, freed slaves, Northern sympathizers, Southern sympathizers, soldiers…. Oscar Penn Fitzgerald was a Methodist clergyman, journalist and educator. He served as California Superintendent of Public Instruction (1867–1871). His California Sketches were published in two series (1879 and 1881) and a consolidated volume (1895). This reading is based on the consolidated volume (Sections 1-48) with the addition of the sketches from the first books that were omitted in the last one (First, Sections 49-50; Second, Sections 51-57). The listener is alerted that the author exhibits the very common nineteenth century white man’s low opinion of Native Americans. The sketches are of church and nonchurch folk. Even those not interested in religious matters may be entertained by this view into the psychology and culture of early Californians, as well as the challenges and rewards of the land and climate themselves. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Here we meet all sorts of characters and situations in California’s early history: gunmen, outlaws, lynch mobs, raging storms, mining camps, lost clergymen, freed slaves, Northern sympathizers, Southern sympathizers, soldiers…. Oscar Penn Fitzgerald was a Methodist clergyman, journalist and educator. He served as California Superintendent of Public Instruction (1867–1871). His California Sketches were published in two series (1879 and 1881) and a consolidated volume (1895). This reading is based on the consolidated volume (Sections 1-48) with the addition of the sketches from the first books that were omitted in the last one (First, Sections 49-50; Second, Sections 51-57). The listener is alerted that the author exhibits the very common nineteenth century white man’s low opinion of Native Americans. The sketches are of church and nonchurch folk. Even those not interested in religious matters may be entertained by this view into the psychology and culture of early Californians, as well as the challenges and rewards of the land and climate themselves. (Summary by Wikipedia and David Wales)

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Wales

Length:

11h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:48


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

11:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:09


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:40


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:33


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

18:40


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

20:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

37:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

10:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

14:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:39


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

12:03


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

12:19


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

12:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:01