American Leaders and Heroes

Wilbur F. GORDY (1854 - 1929)

Historian Wilbur F. Gordy presents short chapters on well-known American figures from the viewpoint of the early twentieth century, including explorers, political leaders, military figures and inventors. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Larry Wilson
00:04:16
Play 01 Christopher Columbus and the Discovery Of America 1436-1506 Ethan Voth
00:22:12
Play 02 Hernando De Soto and the Discovery of the Mississippi 1500-1542 Piotr Nater
00:10:47
Play 03 Sir Walter Raleigh and the First English Attempts to Colonize America 1552-1618 Piotr Nater
00:13:26
Play 04 John Smith and the Settlement of Jamestown 1579-1631 michaelnelson14356
00:14:48
Play 05 Nathaniel Bacon and the Uprising of the People in Virginia in 1676 1647-1676 Piotr Nater
00:10:03
Play 06 Miles Standish and the Pilgrims 1584-1656 Piotr Nater
00:21:02
Play 07 Roger Williams and the Puritans 1599-1683 Tatiana Chichilla
00:10:15
Play 08 William Penn and the Settlement of Pennsylvania 1644-1718 B.T. Sullivan
00:13:26
Play 09 Cavelier De La Salle and the French in the Mississippi Valley 1643-1687 Piotr Nater
00:15:06
Play 10 George Washington, the Boy Surveyor and Young Soldier 1732-1799 Kyle Donelan
00:22:58
Play 11 James Wolfe, the Hero of 1727-1759 Andrew Gaunce
00:10:27
Play 12 Patrick Henry and the Stamp Act 1736-1799 Ethan Voth
00:12:51
Play 13 Samuel Adams and the Boston Tea Party 1722-1803 Margaret
00:09:23
Play 14 Paul Revere and the Battle of Concord and Lexington 1735-1818 Wayne Cooke
00:11:52
Play 15 Benjamin Franklin and Aid from France 1706-1790 Tommy Aguilar
00:15:31
Play 16 George Washington, the Virginia Planter and the Revolutionary Soldier 1732-1799 Tommy Aguilar
00:25:37
Play 17 Nathaniel Greene, the Hero of the South, and Francis Marion, the ''Swamp Fox,'' 1742-1786 Chad Jackson
00:12:37
Play 18 Daniel Boone, the Kentucky Pioneer 1735-1820 Chad Jackson
00:13:29
Play 19 Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase 1743-1826 Chad Jackson
00:12:48
Play 20 Robert Fulton and the Steamboat, Fulton 1765-1815 Alan Mapstone
00:10:05
Play 21 Andrew Jackson, the Upholder of the Union 1767-1845 KevinS
00:12:37
Play 22 Daniel Webster, the Defender and Expounder of the Constitution 1782-1852 BettyB
00:12:36
Play 23 Samuel Finley Breese Morse and the Electric Telegraph 1791-1872 Ciufi Galeazzi
00:12:34
Play 24 Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator of the Slaves 1809-1865 Margaret
00:22:14
Play 25 Ulysses Simpson Grant and the Civil War 1822-1885 Hannah Yu
00:13:13
Play 26 Some Leaders and Heroes in the War with Spain 1898-1899 Hannah Yu
00:14:39