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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)

Chapters

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