Archive for the 'imported from blogger' Category
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First Code Broken on 2/20/2006. Here is what it said.
Second Code Broken on 3/7/2006. Here is what it said.
Rosa Luxemburg also went by the name Bloddy Rosa. Polish born on March 5, 1871. She was a German revolutionary and agitator who played a key role in the founding of the Polish Social Democratic Party and the Spartacus League, which grew into the Communist Party of Germany. As a political theoretician theory of Marxism, stressing democracy and revolutionary mass action to achieve international Socialism. She was murdered during the Spartacus Revolt of January 1919. To be exact she died on January 15 of that year.
HP76 – Rosa Luxemburg.mp3 10:15 – 9.9MB
A request from listener Kyle from South Carolina!
Hannah Duston was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts. She was born in circa 1657. She was the daughter of Michael Emerson and Hannah Webster. Michael was a shoemaker who immigrated from England. Nothing is known about Hannah Duston before her marriage to Thomas Duston. Duston (SPELL OUT) is also written, Dustin with an I, Dusten with and E and Durstan. Thomas and Hannah married in December of 1677. Thomas was originally from Dover, New Hampshire. He was a bricklayer and farmer by trade. Thomas was a well respected citizin of Haverhill and eventually was elected a constable. They lived in a cottage two miles from Haverhill. The couple had 13 children……
HP75 – Hannah Dustin.mp3 8:57 – 8.29MB
Robert D. Arner. “The Story Of Hannah Duston: Cotton Mather To Thoreau,” American Transcendental Quarterly, 18 (1973). 19-23.
Samuel Willard Crompton. “100 Colonia Leaders Who Shaped North America,” p.69
Tory Horwitz. “The Devil May Care: Fifty Intrepit Americans and their Quest for the Unknown,” p.25-28.
The Story of Hannah Duston. http://www.usm.maine.edu/~jdustin/hannah/hannah-story.html
Hannah Duston. Britannica Biography Collection via EBSCOhost
ANN-MARIE WEIS. “THE MURDEROUS MOTHER AND THE SOLICITOUS FATHER: VIOLENCE, JACKSONIAN FAMILY VALUES, AND HANNAH DUSTON’S CAPTIVITY” American Studies International.
A request from Abby…
Her full name was Clarissa Harlowe Barton. She was a humanitarian and founder of the American Red Cross, known as the “angel of the battlefield”. Born on December 25, 1821 in Oxford, Mass., the youngest of 5 children in a middle-class family, Barton was educated at home, and at 15 started teaching school. In addtion to the Foundation of the American Red Cross, she established a free public school in Bordentown, N.J. Though she is remembered as the founder of the American Red Cross, her only prewar medical experience came when for 2 years she nursed an invalid brother.
HP74 – Clara Barton.mp3 5:15 – 5MB
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A request from the history hotline…
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army, was a unit composed of Japanese Americans who fought in Europe during the Second World War. The families of many of its soldiers were subject to internment. The 442nd was a self-sufficient fighting force, and fought with distinction in North Africa, Italy, southern France, and Germany, becoming the most highly decorated unit of its size and length of service in the history of the U.S. Army, including 21 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
HP73 – 442RCT.mp3 23:31 – 21.7MB
Goforbroke.org – Great website full of wonderful content, including audio and video resources!
A request from Jillian Waun of Jacksonville, North Carolina.
HP72 – Grace O’Malley.mp3 9:04 – 8.6MB
Sally Driscoll of Great Neck Publishing.
Barbara Sjoholm of The Los Angeles Times
The Battle of Blair Mountain was one of the largest armed uprisings in American history. From August to September 1921, in Logan County, West Virginia, more than 10,000 coal miners confronted state and federal troops in an effort to unionize the West Virginia mines. It was the final act in a series of violent clashes that have been termed the Red Neck War, from the colour of neckscarves worn by the miners.
HP71 – Battle of Blairmountain.mp3 24:24 – 22.5MB
Stand Watie (12 December 1806-9 September 1871) (also known as Degataga “standing together as one,” or “stand firm” and Isaac S. Watie) was a leader of the Cherokee Nation and a brigadier general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He commanded the American Indian cavalry made up mostly of Cherokee, Creek and Seminole.
HP70 – Stand Waite.mp3 7:45 – 7.28MB
William Wallace was a Scottish knight who led a resistance to the English occupation of Scotland during significant periods of the Wars of Scottish Independence. William was the inspiration for the historical novel The Acts and Deeds of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Elderslie written by the 15th century minstrel Blind Harry. This work is more of a novel than a biography and is responsible for much of the legend encompassing the history of William Wallace.
HP69 – William Wallace.mp3 4:14 – 4.06MB