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Us and Them - A History of Intolerance in America

Jim Carnes

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Genres:

History

Description:

Wrongful intolerance has existed in American society for more than four centuries. Us and Them illuminates the shadowy corners of our national past and traces the country's continuing efforts to measure up to its lofty ideals. Through 14 dramatic narratives, listeners witness epic struggles that shaped our collective identity. These and eight other forgotten incidents of history come to life in clear and vibrant prose. - A Quaker woman in 1660 Massachusetts risks her life for religious liberty. - Chinese mine laborers face deadly racial hatred in 1885 Wyoming. - Attempts to subdue the Great Plains Indians trigger an 1890 massacre. - Southern fears scapegoat a Northern Jew in 1913. - Floridians wipe a 1923 African-American community off the map. - A Japanese American ponders freedom in 1942-from behind barbed wire. Jim Carnes-Encyclopedia Britannica editor and Director of the Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center-"effectively presents stories of intolerance from colonial times to the present" (The Horn Book Guide). "Each chapter in this excellent history focuses in depth on one individual's experience or on a particular episode of bigotry."-Booklist "This balanced account belongs in all libraries."-Library Lane "Should be in every secondary school library."-Kliat

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Hogan

Length:

5h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:00


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

30:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

13:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:58