Autobiography Memories and Experiences, Volume 1


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Moncure Daniel Conway was an American abolitionist, Unitarian, clergyman and author. This first volume of his autobiography covers roughly the years of his birth through the end of the US Civil War. (Summary by JoeD) (19 hr 16 min)

Chapters

00 - Dedication and Preface 5:57 Read by TriciaG
01 - Chapter 1 - The Browns and Stones of Maryland, Thomas Stone, signer of the… 21:05 Read by JoeD
02 - Chapter 2 - Our homestead 'Inglewood', School, Conway House, Falmonth, The… 29:20 Read by JoeD
03 - Chapter 3 – Servants, The Preacher's Room, Folklore, The Falmouth witch, W… 38:52 Read by JoeD
04 - Chapter 4 - Fredericksburg Academy, Charles Dickens in Virginia, The law c… 32:23 Read by JoeD
05 - Chapter 5 - Dickinson College, The Faculty in 1847, Professor McClintock a… 29:17 Read by JoeD
06 - Chapter 6 - Politics in Virginia, Roszel, Roy Wilson, John Moncure Daniel,… 18:56 Read by Margaret Espaillat
07 - Chapter 7 part 1 - College life, President Peck, A winter adventure, 'The … 30:38 Read by Margaret Espaillat
08 - Chapter 7 part 2 - Crisis wrought by Emerson, Visiting Washington, Listeni… 25:14 Read by Margaret Espaillat
09 - Chapter 8 - Education and slavery, A mob murder, The Agassiz theory of rac… 22:11 Read by Guero
10 - Chapter 9 - Early ministry and sermons, Probation, Webster, The Supreme Co… 39:51 Read by Sundiata
11 - Chapter 10 - Apostle of slavery, Home and garden, Black Becky, Sermon on P… 27:10 Read by rymd80
12 - Chapter 11 - Parting from Methodism, Pains of new birth, John Minor, Influ… 34:41 Read by TriciaG
13 - Chapter 12 - Concord, Thoreau, Oriental books, Persian Desatir, The 'Rose … 31:56 Read by TriciaG
14 - Chapter 13 part 1 - Concerts and theatres, Mr. and Mrs. Jared Sparks, The … 25:44 Read by Margaret Espaillat
15 - Chapter 13 part 2 - Professor Convers Francis, Professor G. R. Noyes, The … 25:33 Read by Margaret Espaillat
16 - Chapter 14 - Divinity School, Fugitive slave, Sylvester Judd, Preaching, M… 33:17 Read by Margaret Espaillat
17 - Chapter 15 part 1 - First sermons at Washington, Settlement at Washington,… 23:46 Read by Margaret Espaillat
18 - Chapter 15 part 2 - Installation at Washington, Polemic about a Fast Day, … 20:24 Read by Margaret Espaillat
19 - Chapter 16 part 1 - Ante-bellum Washington, Incongruities, The McGuires, B… 18:51 Read by TriciaG
20 - Chapter 16 part 2 - Dr. Bailey, Longfellow's 'Hiawatha', Ministerial exper… 26:55 Read by TriciaG
21 - Chapter 17 part 1 - The slavery issue in Washington, Proslavery lecture, P… 43:13 Read by Sundiata
22 - Chapter 17 part 2 - Assault on Sumner, The Fremont campaign, Presentiment … 50:29 Read by Sundiata
23 - Chapter 18 part 1 - Settlement in Cincinnati, The Dred Scott decision, Chi… 30:26 Read by Margaret Espaillat
24 - Chapter 18 part 2 - Memnona, The village 'Modern Times', Germans in Cincin… 29:45 Read by Margaret Espaillat
25 - Chapter 19 part 1 - Unitarians and slavery, Rabbi Wise, The Abbe Miel, Fre… 27:13 Read by Michael Reuss
26 - Chapter 19 part 2 - Edward Everett, Marriage, Robert Collyer, The woman mo… 15:01 Read by Michael Reuss
27 - Chapter 20 part 1 - A spiritualist apostle, Theodore Parker, Unitarian alu… 43:35 Read by Margaret Espaillat
28 - Chapter 20 part 2 - The monthly 'Dial', W. D. Howells, Tale of Excalibur, … 25:58 Read by Margaret Espaillat
29 - Chapter 21 part 1 - Abraham Lincoln in Cincinnati, Antislavery men, Emerso… 22:10 Read by TriciaG
30 - Chapter 21 part 2 - Delusions about Fort Sumter, Liberty in peril, Sumner … 33:44 Read by TriciaG
31 - Chapter 22 part 1 - The Rejected Stone, General Fremont, Letter from Chann… 33:10 Read by Rholdah
32 - Chapter 22 part 2 - Wendell Phillips mobbed in Cincinnati, Unitarian Confe… 32:14 Read by Sundiata
33 - Chapter 23 part 1 - The 'Commonwealth', Hymn for a new Advent, Watch Night… 30:41 Read by Snapdragon
34 - Chapter 23 part 2 - Interview with Lincoln, Disheartened leaders, Oliver W… 21:32 Read by Snapdragon
35 - Chapter 24 - Foreign complications, The Voyage to England, Mill on Liberty… 14:44 Read by Rholdah
36 - Chapter 25 - First interviews with the Carlyles, Carlyle's ridicule of bal… 27:36 Read by TriciaG
37 - Chapter 26 part 1 - English authors and the American war, Ruskin on war, E… 31:57 Read by Michael Reuss
38 - Chapter 26 part 2 - Speeches in London, John Bright, A mob in Manchester, … 35:26 Read by L D Hamilton
39 - Chapter 27 part 1 - Interview with Minister Adams, Sermons at South Place … 27:11 Read by TriciaG
40 - Chapter 27 part 2 - Letters and talks of Professor Newman, Dr. Newman in h… 18:18 Read by TriciaG