Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 043


Nineteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include the role of "people of color" in New Orleans and Louisiana history, the question of voting rights for Blacks after the Civil War; W.E.B.Du Bois on the American Negro Academy, and a biography of Harriet Tubman; Irish patriot Robert Everet's execution appeal; Swendenborg and spiritism; the optics of the kaleidoscope; the daily life of sailors and housewives; the relation of meteor showers to a massive earthquake in 1755; John Ruskin; Friedrich Schelling; Bramah's Kai Lung stories; and articles on the bottlenose whale and botrytis mold. (Summary by Sue Anderson)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 The Absolute Equality of All Men Before the Law, the Only True Basis of Reconstruction William Martin Dickson Etext TriciaG
00:42:29 en
Play 02 Bottlenose Whale Anonymous Etext VfkaBT
00:02:02 en
Play 03 Botrytis Anonymous Etext VfkaBT
00:02:01 en
Play 04 The Conservation of Races W. E. B. Du Bois Etext Oxenhandler
Play 05 The Earthquake of 1755 Immanuel Kant Etext Craig Campbell
00:16:50 en
Play 06 Harriet Tubman, the Moses of Her People Elizabeth Ross Haynes Etext Sue Anderson
00:24:04 en
Play 07 Immanuel Kant's Letter on Swedenborg to Charlotte von Knobloch Immanuel Kant Etext Craig Campbell
00:14:10 en
Play 08 It Is Not So Difficult To Live The Life That Leads To Heaven As Is Believed Emanuel Swedenborg Etext Craig Campbell
00:26:04 en
Play 09 John Ruskin Obituary Frederic William Henry Myers Etext Oxenhandler
00:09:52 en
Play 10 A Letter from Joanna Southcott to a Gentleman from London Joanna Southcott Etext Craig Campbell
00:07:39 en
Play 11 Local Guardian Spirits Friedrich Wilhelm Schelling Etext Craig Campbell
00:07:05 en
Play 12 Moreheart Murder and Suicide, November 1, 1916 Anonymous Etext VfkaBT
00:03:11 en
Play 13 On the Kaleidoscope David Brewster Etext Availle
00:07:56 en
Play 14 People of Color in Louisiana, Pt 1 Alice Dunbar Nelson Etext VfkaBT
00:37:12 en
Play 15 People of Color in Louisiana, Pt 2 Alice Dunbar Nelson Etext VfkaBT
00:54:25 en
Play 16 Preface to Ernest Bramah's Kai Lung's Golden Hours Hilaire Belloc Etext David Wales
00:09:34 en
Play 17 Robert Emmet's Appeal Before His Execution in The Irish Rebellion Of 1803 Robert Emmet Etext David Wales
00:19:49 en
Play 18 Twenty-four Hours of a Sailor's Life at Sea Anonymous Etext Garth Burton
00:16:17 en
Play 19 A Womanly Chat on Practical Housewifery Marion Harland Etext Cori Samuel
00:27:11 en