Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 090

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In his autobiographical essay "The Intellectuals and the Boston Mob," Booker T. Washington wrote: "It is not argument, nor criticism, nor hatred, but work in constructive effort, that gets hold of men and binds them together in a way to make them rally to the support of a common cause." Individual and group dynamics are at the core of most of the reader-chosen nonfiction pieces in Vol. 090. (Rugby School; Questions of Divorce; The Sage of Vienna, Popular Folk Poetry, The Use and Abuse of Church Bells, Superstition and Crime, Social Control, The Importance of Marking Historic Spots, The Pirates Who's Who, Catherine Tegahkouita, the Iroquois Mission of Sault St. Francois Xavier, and The Declaration of Independence." For nature lovers, there are Birds as Flying Machines and Weather Prophets in Furs and Feathers. Scenic sites and history feature in Caerhays, Cornwall; and Caerhays Castle Excursion; while old-time glass making methods are explained in Clay Melting Pots. Summary by Sue Anderson (8 hr 19 min)


Birds as Flying Machines 19:30 Read by Flavo Davo
Caerhays Castle Excursion (1901) 13:01 Read by Rapunzelina
Caerhays, Cornwall 6:16 Read by Rapunzelina
Catharine Tegahkouita. An Iroquois Virgin 42:25 Read by Kelly J. Plante
The Cholera 19:39 Read by Tatiana Chichilla
The Clay Melting Pots Used in 19th Century Glass Manufacture (1849) 13:03 Read by Sue Anderson
The Declaration of Independence: An Address (1904) 38:42 Read by Donald Cummings
The Good Wound 3:09 Read by Dale Grothmann
The Importance of Marking Historic Spots 13:34 Read by Availle
The Intellectuals and the Boston Mob 37:49 Read by Michele Fry
Letter Respecting the Iroquois Mission of Sault St. François Xavier, Near Montr… 24:04 Read by Kelly J. Plante
Modern Folk Poetry (1923) 9:12 Read by Krista Zaleski
The Pirates Who's Who 38:34 Read by ktolber76
Questions of Divorce 17:48 Read by Peter Thomlinson (1940-2022)
Rugby School 47:43 Read by KevinS
The Sage of Vienna 2:06 Read by Dale Grothmann
Social Control (1896) 55:45 Read by progressingamerica
Superstition and Crime 50:08 Read by Flavo Davo
The Use and Abuse of the Church Bells (England, 1846) 28:59 Read by David Wales
Weather Prophets in Furs and Feathers 17:50 Read by Mary in Arkansas