Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 076


Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Our constitution is color-blind... the law regards man as man and takes no account of his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights...are involved." Justice Harlan's eloquent defense of equal rights for Black citizens in his 1866 dissent to Plessy v. Ferguson is one of several Vol. 076 selections which explore social issues and politics: John Adams; Gettysburg Address; Civil Rights Bill (1866); First Philippic of Demosthenes; Manifesto of the Humanitarian League; and Acadian Reminiscences. The multitudinal dimensions of human diversity are displayed in other selections: On Leveling from Amiel's Journal; Sufism; The Discovery of Witches; The Cruise of the Wasp; Nanook of the North; Fossil Hunting in the Permian of Texas; The Nation's Capital: What to See; Underground London; Poisons Used by Ancient Races; Genetically Engineered Crops; and Recipes for Ice Creams and Ices. Summary by Sue Anderson.

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: Short Nonfiction Collections

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Acadian Reminiscences: The True Story of Evangeline, Part 1 Felix Voorhies Etext Wayne Cooke
00:40:11 en
Play 02 Acadian Reminiscences : The True Story of Evangeline, Part 2 Felix Voorhies Etext Wayne Cooke
00:47:55 en
Play 03 Civil Rights Bill (1866) United States Government Etext Craig Campbell
00:16:34 en
Play 04 The Cruise of the Wasp Theodore Roosevelt Etext Wayne Cooke
00:12:34 en
Play 05 The Discovery of Witches (1647) Matthew Hopkins Etext Andrew Gaunce
00:23:55 en
Play 06 First Philippic of Demosthenes (384-322 BCE) Demosthenes Etext Daniel Davison
00:30:01 en
Play 07 Fossil Hunting in the Permian of Texas in 1882 Charles Sternberg Etext Availle
00:37:53 en
Play 08 Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States (Excerpt) US Dept of Agriculture & US Food Administration Etext Sue Anderson
00:11:59 en
Play 09 Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln Etext MaybeCordelia
00:01:39 en
Play 10 Ice Creams and Ices Charlotte Mason Poindexter Etext BettyB
00:06:05 en
Play 11 John Adams' Letter to Abigail Adams, Philadelphia, July 3d. 1776 John Adams Etext Dale Grothmann
00:05:28 en
Play 12 Justice Harlan's Dissent, Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (US Supreme Court 1896) John Marshall Harlan Etext Dale Grothmann
00:34:09 en
Play 13 Manifesto of the Humanitarian League (1892) Unknown Etext KevinS
00:04:08 en
Play 14 Nanook of the North Robert E. Sherwood Etext Colleen McMahon
00:11:26 en
Play 15 The Nation's Capital: What to See (1919) Clifton Johnson Etext BettyB
00:10:54 en
Play 16 On Leveling from Amiel's Journal September 6, 1851 Henri Frederic Amiel Etext Craig Campbell
00:04:39 en
Play 17 Poisons Used by Ancient Races Charles John Samuel Thompson Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:19:42 en
Play 18 Sufism Part 1 from A Dictionary of Islam, headword SUFI Thomas Patrick Hughes Etext Daniel Davison
00:47:44 en
Play 19 Sufism Part 2 from A Dictionary of Islam, headword SUFI Thomas Patrick Hughes Etext Daniel Davison
00:51:59 en
Play 20 Underground London John Hollingshead Etext Peter Yearsley
00:18:09 en