Historical Newspaper Articles, Volume 1

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Public Domain newspaper articles in the US span a period of nearly two and a half centuries. Subjects, styles, period, publisher, and length vary greatly. This collection is a sampling of twenty such articles including one from the Journal de Paris. Although some of the works on the LibriVox catalog such as the Federalist Papers were published in newspapers, this is the first collection of newspaper articles. (Summary by James Smith) (2 hr 7 min)


1784-04-26 Letter to the authors of the Journal de Paris: Daylight Savings Time 10:50 Read by ML Cohen
1859-10-28 The Tragedy at Harper's Ferry 5:16 Read by ML Cohen
1861-02-18 Inauguration of the President of the Southern Confederacy 4:55 Read by roolynninms
1861-03-08 The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln 28:18 Read by Karen Savage
1865-02-01 From Washington: Abolition of Slavery 2:11 Read by Betsie Bush
1888-09-01 A Terribly Brutal Murder in Whitechapel 1:33 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-09-09 Whitechapel Startled by a Fourth Murder 3:22 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-10-01 Dismay in Whitechapel 5:32 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-10-02 London's Awful Mystery: The Whitechapel Murderer Still Untracked 2:45 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-10-03 Another Mysterious Murder Brought to Light 4:38 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-10-05 The Whitechapel Murders 0:53 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-10-06 The Murders in London 1:04 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-11-10 The Parnell Inquiry and Another Butchery 4:19 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-11-13 Sir Charles Warren Resigns 1:06 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-11-19 The Same Tumblety: His Arrest in London not His First Experience 2:29 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-11-22 Whitechapel Again Excited 1:35 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1888-11-23 Something About Dr. Tumblety 1:20 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
1910-03-22 Mark Twain is Dead at 74 38:22 Read by Esther
1910-04-22 Mark Twain (obituary) 4:10 Read by Linda Leu
1914-07-29 Austrian Emperor to Take Command at Vienna Headquarters 3:19 Read by James Smith



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