COMPLETE Four Hundred Years of Freethought, Part I, by Samuel P. Putnam - rap

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Four Hundred Years of Freethought, Part I, by Samuel P. Putnam (1838 - 1896)

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/four-hundred-years-of-freethought-by-samuel-porter-putnam/
This is Samuel Putnam's tour of European literature which began to appear once the globe was circumnavigated and the printing press made books more available, which encouraged thinking and questioning beyond the confines of the Bible and provincial customs. It traces the modernization of education as we learned more about the universe -- astronomy, physics and science, philosophy -- and delved into understanding our own natures beyond religious constraints. It begins with Giordano Bruno, then bounces around among an array of philosophers - Bruno, Spinoza, Descartes, Locke, Spencer, Heeckel, etc., while making a sweep through Literature, the discovery of America, the French and American Revolutions, America's Civil War, playwrights like Shakespeare, agnostics like Ingersoll and Paine, the major and minor poets of Europe and America, geology, evolution, politics, nature, ethics, women's emancipation, and evaluates the influence of freethought in the Western world as of the 1890's. Putnam was a highly accomplished and prolific writer and poet, easy to follow yet often profound. (Summary by Michele Fry, BC)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/400yearsoffreeth00putn

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  • Project Code: RU9Fsucv
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Porter_Putnam (Samuel P. Putnam)
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  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 55
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/History/Early Modern

Keywords that describe the book: philosophy, Robert Ingersoll, Giordano Bruno, Shakespeare, American Revolution, French Revolution, Spinoza, Descartes

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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.

Say:
"Chapter X, Part Y(as shown in the MW) of Four Hundred Years of Freethought, by Samuel P. Putnam. 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."] Section Title (as shown in the MW)[/i]."
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"End of Chapter X, Part Y, Title (as shown in the MW[/i]." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
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"End of Four Hundred Years of Freethought, by Samuel P. Putnam."
NOTE: Not sure how to pronounce Putnam? Is it put (Put that down), or putt (he's on the putting green). I have found it both ways on various pronunciation sites, so unless someone knows for sure, I'll recommend a blend of the two. Do the best you can.
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Post by silverquill »

An ambitious project, Michele!

I don't usually put in advance claims, but I would be very keen on reading Chapter V The Reformation. Depending on how it is divided up, I would also be interested in part, or all of Chapter VI Bruno and Spinoza, the latter especially in honor of one of my college term papers -- returned to me with a lot of red ink! :roll:
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Post by msfry »

Ok, Larry. I'll reserve these for you when I get the MW and add the approximate word counts. Bruno 3600, Spinoza 2700. You can ditch Bruno later if you wish.
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Post by MaryinArkansas »

Hey Michelle,

Chapter XVIII on Modern Europe Literature, etc. looks interesting to me. Count me in!
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MaryinArkansas wrote: August 19th, 2023, 9:21 am Hey Michelle,

Chapter XVIII on Modern Europe Literature, etc. looks interesting to me. Count me in!
You got it! Thanks.
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Post by RitaBoutros »

Michele, would you please put me in for chapters 8, 16 and 20? If three is too many, I'll take 16 and 20.
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RitaBoutros wrote: August 19th, 2023, 1:35 pm Michele, would you please put me in for chapters 8, 16 and 20? If three is too many, I'll take 16 and 20.
You'll see when I get the MW filled it, it's a big chunk. But I'll keep your name on it til you see for yourself.
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Post by Rapunzelina »

Hello Michele and team! Let me MC this project. I will go set you up with a Magic Window now.
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MW at your disposal!
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Rapunzelina wrote: August 20th, 2023, 11:23 am MW at your disposal!
Whee! Now to get the MW filled in, and we're on our way.
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MaryinArkansas wrote: August 19th, 2023, 9:21 am Hey Michelle,

Chapter XVIII on Modern Europe Literature, etc. looks interesting to me. Count me in!
I haven't got the word count on Chapter 18 yet, Modern Europe - Literature, but it should be ready by tomorrow and I'll enter your claim.
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All looks great in the MW now! Moved to Readers Wanted!
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Ok, Mary, I've assigned you 43-46, four juicy little sections on "European Literature". I can't wait to have these read to me. If it turns out you want fewer sections, just let me know.
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Rapunzelina wrote: August 21st, 2023, 10:54 am All looks great in the MW now! Moved to Readers Wanted!
And away we go!
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Post by MaryinArkansas »

msfry wrote: August 21st, 2023, 10:55 am Ok, Mary, I've assigned you 43-46, four juicy little sections on "European Literature". I can't wait to have these read to me. If it turns out you want fewer sections, just let me know.
Thanks, Michele. Hope to get started some time next week.
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