Nineteenth Century Life Audio Narrations

What made the 19th century an interesting but tumultuous time? What technological, cultural and social changes influenced life then? Explore those issues in this story collection.

Who is Ebenezer Scrooge? Is Dickens intending that this famous character represents anyone or anything?

Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, understood several Native-American languages.

What are the factors leading to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo on June 18, 1815?

When did Christmas trees become popular in Britain? Do they have German roots?

Edgar Allan Poe's death remains a mystery. Listen to a story about what may have contributed to Poe's demise.

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