Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 078


Twenty short nonfiction works, chosen by the readers. "That thing up there on the stand with the American flag on top is a machine gun, and those are bullets hitting the house. And that means your country is shooting at you." These are a mother's words to her six-year old daughter, recalled by Dr. Olivia Hooker testifying about the horrific destruction of Black-owned homes and businesses in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. Strife and good will, the complexity of human society is the theme of many vol. 078 readings: (Little Sermons in Socialism; The Altar of Freedom, Perfection According to the Saviour, Napoleon's Argument for the Divinity of Christ, Chicago Race Riots, The Diggers' Manifesto, Arguments of Celsus, Freemasonry, Twenty Unsettled Miles, Progress of Ballot Reform, James Jesse Strang, Monitorial System of Harrow School, and Wedding on Maarken). A change of pace is found in The Lake Biwa-Kioto Canal, The New Madrid Earthquake, The History of Games, Rendering Clouds and Water, and Food in Little Italy. 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 Altar Of Freedom (1917) Mary Roberts Rinehart Etext David Wales
00:32:40 en
Play 02 The Arguments of Celsus Against the Christians Celsus Etext InTheDesert
00:46:52 en
Play 03 Chicago Race Riots of 1919, Coroner's Official Report Cook County Coroner Etext Sue Anderson
00:42:19 en
Play 04 The Diggers' Manifesto (1649) Gerrard Winstanley Etext Craig Campbell
00:12:31 en
Play 05 Dr. Olivia Hooker, Survivor of the 1921 Tulsa-Greenwood Race Riot Olivia Juliette Hooker Etext Colleen McMahon
00:09:00 en
Play 06 Food in Little Italy (1906) Julia Davis Chandler Etext BettyB
00:10:30 en
Play 07 The History of Games Edward Burnett Tylor Etext J. M. Smallheer
00:41:20 en
Play 08 In Defense of Novels, Excerpt from Life in the Clearings Susanna Moodie Etext TriciaG
00:23:24 en
Play 09 The Lake Biwa-Kioto Canal, Japan Tanabe Sakuro Etext Availle
00:16:04 en
Play 10 A Letter to the Viscount Palmerston, M.P. on the Monitorial System of Harrow School Charles John Vaughn Etext KevinS
00:21:41 en
Play 11 Little Sermons in Socialism Burke McCarty Etext Steven Seitel
00:20:04 en
Play 12 Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Ch. 1 Albert Pike Etext Andrew Symons
00:50:21 en
Play 13 Napoleon's Argument for the Divinity of Christ and the Scriptures Napoléon Bonaparte Etext InTheDesert
00:15:28 en
Play 14 New Madrid Earthquake Damage Along the Mississipi River (1812) James McBride Etext Mary in Arkansas
00:11:42 en
Play 15 Perfection According to the Saviour Tatian Etext InTheDesert
00:20:57 en
Play 16 Progress of Ballot Reform 1888-1889 Anonymous Etext Craig Campbell
00:08:20 en
Play 17 Rendering Clouds and Water Arthur L. Guptill Etext Sue Anderson
Play 18 Sketch of James Jesse Strang Unknown Etext KevinS
00:34:24 en
Play 19 Twenty Unsettled Miles in the Northeast Boundary Thomas Corwin Mendenhall Etext Donald Cummings
00:46:52 en
Play 20 A Wedding in the Island of Maarken Anna Pitt Walls Etext BettyB
00:04:43 en