Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 093

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"Flirting is more serious than talking nonsense and not so serious as making love" was journalist Eliza Lynn Linton's take on relations between the sexes in 1883. Other reader-chosen nonfiction selections in volume 093 see women as witches (Salem Witchcraft), as cooks (Domestic French Cookery; Food in Little Italy), as medical pioneers (Cleora Augusta Seaman, M.D.), and as waffling adolescents (Sweet Seventeen). Political, religious, and cultural conflict are illustrated in questions regarding slavery in the Virginia colony, the Papal Bulls of 1493, the battle of Grampian Hills, a biography of Giordano Bruno, and a white soldier's impressions of a Zuni Indian dance. Natural history and science receive their due in Science the Endless Frontier, the Yellowstone Expedition of 1871, and Barrier Beaches of the Atlantic Coast. Rounding out the volume are a look at contemporary art (Artists Look at Roads), and Samuel Johnson's Wisdom at Proper Times is Well Forgotten. Summary by Sue Anderson. (4 hr 59 min)


Artists Look at Roads 9:52 Read by Sue Anderson
Barrier Beaches of the Atlantic Coast (1890) 26:18 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Cleora Augusta Seaman, M.D., One of the Pioneer Women in Medicine 14:02 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Domestic French Cookery: Pastry and Cakes 15:30 Read by BettyB
Flirting 14:27 Read by Claudia Caldi
Food in Little Italy (1906) 9:36 Read by BettyB
Giordano Bruno 39:46 Read by Availle
Grampian Hills Battle 5:40 Read by Rapunzelina
On Slavery, Part 1, An Act for Laying an Additional Duty Upon Slaves (1769) 2:44 Read by progressingamerica
On Slavery, Part 2, Additional Duty on Slaves Denied by King George III (1770) 3:00 Read by progressingamerica
On Slavery, Part 3, Petition Against Importation of Slaves From Africa (1772) 2:53 Read by progressingamerica
Papal Bulls of 1493, Part 1, Inter Caetera 23:24 Read by czandra
Papal Bulls of 1493, Part 2, Dudum Siquidem 5:44 Read by czandra
Salem Witchcraft and Cotton Mather (excerpt) 31:10 Read by ToriBee
Science the Endless Frontier (Summary) 12:53 Read by Niels Olson
The Superstitions of Witchcraft (excerpt) 20:34 Read by ToriBee
Sweet Seventeen 16:37 Read by Rapunzelina
The Urine Dance of the Zuni Indians of New Mexico 10:50 Read by Donald Cummings
Wisdom at Proper Times is Well Forgotten 10:45 Read by KevinS
Yellowstone Expedition of 1871 23:43 Read by Sue Anderson