Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 076

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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. (7 hr 17 min)


Acadian Reminiscences: The True Story of Evangeline, Part 1 40:11 Read by Wayne Cooke
Acadian Reminiscences : The True Story of Evangeline, Part 2 47:55 Read by Wayne Cooke
Civil Rights Bill (1866) 16:34 Read by Craig Campbell
The Cruise of the Wasp 12:34 Read by Wayne Cooke
The Discovery of Witches (1647) 23:55 Read by Andrew Gaunce
First Philippic of Demosthenes (384-322 BCE) 30:01 Read by Daniel Davison
Fossil Hunting in the Permian of Texas in 1882 37:53 Read by Availle
Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States (Excerpt) 11:59 Read by Sue Anderson
Gettysburg Address 1:39 Read by MaybeCordelia
Ice Creams and Ices 6:05 Read by BettyB
John Adams' Letter to Abigail Adams, Philadelphia, July 3d. 1776 5:28 Read by Dale Grothmann
Justice Harlan's Dissent, Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (US Supreme Court 18… 34:09 Read by Dale Grothmann
Manifesto of the Humanitarian League (1892) 4:08 Read by KevinS
Nanook of the North 11:26 Read by Colleen McMahon
The Nation's Capital: What to See (1919) 10:54 Read by BettyB
On Leveling from Amiel's Journal September 6, 1851 4:39 Read by Craig Campbell
Poisons Used by Ancient Races 19:42 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Sufism Part 1 from A Dictionary of Islam, headword SUFI 47:44 Read by Daniel Davison
Sufism Part 2 from A Dictionary of Islam, headword SUFI 51:59 Read by Daniel Davison
Underground London 18:09 Read by Peter Yearsley