Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death


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by Patrick Henry
6 minutes, 51 seconds
Unabridged Speech
1775

Patrick Henry’s address to the second Virginia Convention in March 23, 1775, where he offered a resolution that put the colony in a state of defense leading up to the American Revolution.

A bestselling Telltale recording (and one of the first), now available free with a Creative Commons License. Read by Alex Wilson.

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Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was an accomplished orator and political leader during the American Revolution. He was twice governor of Virginia and served as a delegate to the first Continental Congress, the House of Burgesses, and the Virginia provincial convention. Before and after the American Revolution, he championed individual liberties to the point of unsuccessfully opposing the ratification of the US Constitution, fearing it gave the federal government too much power, and successfully working to have the Bill of Rights added.


Alex Wilson is a writer and actor from northern Ohio and now based in Carrboro, North Carolina. His stories and comics have appeared/will appear in
Asimov's Science Fiction, The Rambler, Outlaw Territory II (Image Comics), Weird Tales, Futurismic, LCRW and elsewhere. Locus has called him a "promising new writer," and Publishers Weekly also has nice things to say. Website)

Alex has performed lead roles in the North American premiere of (Richard Taylor's musical)
Whistle Down the Wind and (Emmy-nominated director Jack Lucido's film) The Third Cord. He has recently appeared in the Deep Dish Theater productions of Hedda Gabler and Moon for the Misbegotten, and recorded narrations for Escape Pod and Night Shade Books. (Acting Resume/Reel) On early Telltale recordings, Alex is sometimes credited as "Alexander Wilson." He founded Telltale in 2004.

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