Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 043

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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) (5 hr 56 min)