All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/in-old-plantation-days-by-paul-laurence-dunbar/
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000874108With this collection of short stories, Dunbar sought to draw on the success of his dialect poems by recreating and portraying the southern plantation during slavery. The stories focus on the stereotypical portrait of slaves as obedient workers happy to spend their lives in service of their benevolent owner. His attempt to find success was only partially realized, as his stories drew not only criticism but, in some cases, anger at their very stereotypical nature. The book itself, however, proved to be more lucrative than previous fiction works had been for the author. (Summary by Special Collections and Archives, Wright State University)
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Genres for the project: Historical Fiction; Culture & Heritage Fiction; Short Stories
Keywords that describe the book:
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section, say:
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:"Section # of In Old Plantation Days. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "In Old Plantation Days, by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Section Title."
End of recording:"Section # of In Old Plantation Days, by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of section #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of In Old Plantation Days, by Paul Laurence Dunbar."
Filename: plantationdays_##_dunbar_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. plantationdays_01_dunbar_128kb.mp3)
Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
MC to select: craigdav1
Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.