Manifold Texts

This is a collection of texts from CUNY's installation of Manifold Scholarship, a web native publishing platform with a robust annotation function. Here you'll find literature in the public domain from Edgar Allen Poe, Frederick Douglass, and others and several CUNY based textbooks and monographs.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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This CUNY Student Edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is intended to provide a free-to-use, reliable text for students and instructors. It is published under a Creative Commons license which allows almost unlimited free-use. The text is based on the first American edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in 1885. CUNY student editions are created and maintained by a community of student-scholars. Join them on GitHub: https://github.com/CUNY-Student-Editions

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
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Reading
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CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Mark Twain
Date Added:
03/28/2019
American Indian Stories
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This collection of stories was written by Dakota Sioux author Zitkala-Sa, also known as Gertrude Bonnin. Helen Keller sent a testimonial letter to the author on August 25, 1919: "I thank you for your book on Indian legends. I have read them with exquisite pleasure. Like all folk tales they mirror the child life of the world. There is in them a note of wild, strange music." The text here presented was published in 1921 by Hayworth Publishing in Washington, D.C.

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Literature
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Reading
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CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Zitkala-Sa aka Gertrude Bonnin
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Benito Cereno
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An edition of Melville's text with resources added by a student group project.

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Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Herman Melville
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Beyond Populism: Angry Politics and the Twilight of Neoliberalism
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For the purposes of peer review and stronger scholarship, the authors of Beyond Populism present these manuscripts on Manifold. This book is under contract with West Virginia University Press.

Subject:
Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Jeff Maskovsky, Sophie Bjork-James
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Building Open Infrastructure at CUNY
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This project presents reflections by CUNY Graduate Center faculty, staff, and students on ongoing work on open educational resources and open pedagogy. These projects have been supported by the Teaching and Learning Center and GC Digital Initiatives.

*Special thanks to Mei Ling Chua for the cover design.*

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Claudia Crowie
Elaine Sandoval
Elvis Bakaitis
Gwen Shaw
Helena Shaskevich
Inés Vaño Garcí­a
Jason Nielsen
Krystyna Michael
Luke Waltzer
Miryam Nacimento
Natalie Oshukany
Paul L. Hebert
Date Added:
10/22/2019
CISC 3140 Tools and Techniques in Software Engineering
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A collection of handbooks to various topics related to CISC 3140 Design and Implementation of Software Applications II, at Brooklyn College and beyond.

Use with CISC 3140 Design and Implementation of Software Applications II at URL
https://opened.cuny.edu/courses/cisc-3140-design-and-implementation-of-software-applications-ii

Subject:
Computer Science
Computing and Information
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Tutorial
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Amy Wolfe
Katherine Chuang
Date Added:
12/08/2020
The City Amplified
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From Fall 2017 to Fall 2018, artists, archivists, scholars, historians, oral historians, and researchers from across New York City met as The City Amplified working group. It was a space for us to share our professional practices, think about future collaborations, and celebrate each other's work. This publication comes out of those dialogues and addresses the way we think about oral histories, radical archives, and public engagement today. The project was generously supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Allison Guess
Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani
Hatuey Ramos-Fermán
Maggie Schreiner
Molly Garfinkel
Prithi Kanakamedala
Rebecca Amato
Sady Sullivan
Samip Mallick
Walis Johnson
Yvette Ramirez
Date Added:
10/22/2019
City College English Department OER Guide
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This guide provides all the information needed by English instructors at City College of New York to create or adopt an Open Educational Resource (OER) course.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Janelle Poe
Julia Brown
Yolande Brener
Date Added:
10/22/2019
The Coquette: Or, The History of Eliza Wharton; a Novel, Founded on Fact
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Originally published in 1797 and reprinted eight times between 1824 and 1828. An American best-seller, it didn't appear with the author's name until 1856.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Hannah Webster Foster
Date Added:
03/28/2019
The Early Short Stories of Edith Wharton
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This collection includes five of Wharton's early short stories written, but not always published in the 1880's and 90's. These short stories show the range of Wharton's fiction beyond the society novels that she is best known for, as they include "Mrs. Manstey's View," which relates the story of a woman living in a tenement, as well as "The House of the Dead," which was one of Wharton's first ghost stories.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Edith Wharton
Date Added:
03/28/2019
The Elements of Drawing: In Three Letters to Beginners
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This is a Manifold edition of John Ruskin's 1907 The Elements of Drawing. The E-text was prepared by Juliet Sutherland, Marius Borror, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team (http://www.pgdp.net).

Subject:
Graphic Arts
Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
John Ruskin
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Emma
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This project provides the text of Jane Austen's novel Emma, prepared by Standard Ebooks, for annotation by students in Elizabeth Weybright's Spring, 2019 Introduction to Literary Study course.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Jane Austen
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Ethnographies of Work
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This is an Open Educational Resource for the teaching of an Ethnography class. It was specifically designed for Ethnographies of Work taught at Stella and Charles Guttman Community College. This currently represents a draft. We are working on ensuring that references and attributions are correct and that images, case studies and examples are representative. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email us:
alia.tyner-mullings@guttman.cuny.edu

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Guttman Community College
Author:
Alia R. Tyner-Mullings
Kristina Baines
Mary Gatta
Maureen Sheridan
Nicole Kras
Ryan Coughlan
Samuel Finesurry
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Facciamo un Giro in Carosello!
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Dr. Matilde Fogliani andDr. Luisanna Sardu have designed these units t0 provide students with a fun and insightful glimpse into daily Italian life in the 20th century. In the process, students will learn about the products, words, and ads that captivated Italian families and drove Italian consumerism.
Through these advertisements, students will strengthen the grammar, speaking, and writing skills in a way that is accessible and relatable.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Luisanna Sardu
Matilde Fogliani
Date Added:
10/22/2019
The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters
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This EPUB was originally prepared by volunteers at Project Gutenberg. Translated by A.L. McKenzie (1921) with an introduction by Stuart Sherman, it was produced by Steve Harris, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.
In a letter to her cousin Madge Symonds in July 1906, Virginia Woolf remarked, "I think no letters I have read interest me more, or seem more beautiful and suggestive" than The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters. (The Letters of Virginia Woolf, Volume 1, Nigel Nicolson and Joanne Trautmann editors, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1975. p 229).

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
George Sand
Gustave Flaubert
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Heart of Darkness
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This book was prepared for Project Gutenberg by Judith Boss and David Widger, last editin in March 2018. This edition has been made for Jason Nielsen's Intro to Literary Study at Queens College, Spring 2019.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Joseph Conrad
Date Added:
03/28/2019
The Heroic Slave
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The Heroic Slave is written by well-known author, publisher, and civil-rights activist, Frederick Douglass. The novella is Douglass' only published work of fiction, although the story borrows from the 1841 slave revolt aboard the brig Creole.
The work first appeared in 1852 as part of the anthology Autographs for Freedom, published by John P. Jewett and Co., in Boston, for the Rochester Ladies' Anti Slavery Society.This edition includes the full text of The Heroic Slave along with several documents to provide context for readers.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Frederick Douglass
Date Added:
03/28/2019
How to Code in Python
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Python is an extremely readable and versatile programming language. Written in a relatively straightforward style with immediate feedback on errors, Python offers simplicity and versatility, in terms of extensibility and supported paradigms.

Subject:
Computer Science
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Lisa Tagliaferri
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the autobiography of Harriet A. Jacobs, published in 1861 under the pen name Linda Brent. Well-known abolitionist Lydia Maria Child was invited by the publisher to write an introduction. Jacobs describes her life as a slave and how she gained freedom for herself and for her children.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Harriet A. Jacobs
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Jane Eyre
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This CUNY Student Edition of is intended to provide a free-to-use, reliable text for students and instructors. It is published under a Creative Commons license which allows almost unlimited free-use. The text is based on first edition, published in three volumes in 1847. CUNY Student editions are created and maintained by a community of student-scholars. Join them on GitHub: https://github.com/CUNY-Student-Editions

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Charlotte Bronte
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Little Women
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Louisa May Alcott's classic story of the March sisters was originally published in 1868 and 1869 by Roberts Brothers, Boston. This text was prepared for Project Gutenberg in 2008 with last updates in 2010.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Louisa May Alcott
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Maria
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Una de las novelas cl‡sicas del romanticismo latinoamericano, Mar’a del colombiano Jorge Isaacs fue publicada en 1867. El intenso relato de amor entre Efra’n y Mar’a, enmarcado en la belleza y tenacidad del paisaje local, integra modelos estŽticos europeos a la realidad americana.

Subject:
Languages
Literature
World History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Jorge Isaacs
Date Added:
03/28/2019
More than You Wanted to Know About Music When You Foolishly Signed Up for Music 10100
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This course book is designed to foster an understanding of the various contexts in which music is heard. Examples drawn from diverse historical and geographical repertoires will cultivate an awareness of stylistic similarities and differences. Students develop skills as active listeners, learning the vocabulary necessary to describe this experience both verbally and in writing. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to preeminent classical composers, performers, genres and styles, and their historical context.

Subject:
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Professor Stephen Jablonsky
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself
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Frederick Douglass (1818Ð1895) was an abolitionist, orator, writer, and politician. He escaped from slavery in Maryland to became a national leader of the abolitionist movement. This, his first autobiography, details his life until his entrance on the national stage. It remains the most famous slave narrative.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Frederick Douglass
Date Added:
03/28/2019
PHYS 1040: The Making of the Atomic Bomb
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This course will discuss the history of the development of the atomic bomb. Number of scientific breakthroughs in atomic and nuclear physics during 19-th and the first part of 20-th centuries led to possibility of the making of the atomic bomb. We also discuss the political context in which the bomb was developed, and personal stories of the leading scientist involved and corresponding moral issues arising from the development and use of the bomb. There is no development in modern history that has had more impact on man’s scientific, political, and moral consciousness than the making of the atomic bomb and its use against the Japanese at the end of WWII. It is a singularity of such power that its ultimate consequences for humanity are still beyond our perception. This course attempts to tell the story primarily from the point of view of the history of the science involved. Also the students will see the need for the integrated perspective in order to understand how science, political history, ethical values and personal motivations are interconnected in this story. To understand this story is to understand the complexities and responsibilities that have accompanied the emergence of modern society.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Brooklyn College
Author:
Emily Fairey
Lyudmila Godenko
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Pamela
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In a SERIES of FAMILIAR LETTERS from a beautiful young DAMSEL to her PARENTS. Now first published in order to cultivate the principles of VIRTUE and RELIGION in the minds of the YOUTH of BOTH SEXES. A narrative which has its foundation in TRUTH and NATURE; and at the same time that it agreeably entertains, by a VARIETY of curious and affecting INCIDENTS, is entirely diverted of all the those images, which, in too many pieces calculated for amuseument only, tend to inflame the minds they should instruct. First published London (U. K.), 1741.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Samuel Richardson
Date Added:
10/22/2019
Pride and Prejudice
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Jane Austen's 1813 romantic novel prepared for Project Gutenberg in 2008 by Anonymous volunteers and Daniel Widger and last updated in 2018.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Jane Austen
Date Added:
03/28/2019
The Purloined Letter
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"The Purloined Letter" is a short story by American author Edgar Allan Poe. It is the third of his three detective stories featuring the fictional C. Auguste Dupin, the other two being "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Rogêt". These stories are considered to be important early forerunners of the modern detective story. It first appeared in The Gift for 1845 (1844) and was soon reprinted in numerous journals and newspapers. Text prepared for Project Gutenberg.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Edgar Allen Poe
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Ruth Hall: A Domestic Tale of the Present Time
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The first novel by newspaper columnist Fanny Fern (Sarah Payson Willis Parton) about a woman who overcomes misfortune, poverty, and sexism to make her own way in teh world with her wit and her pen. After the death of her husband, Ruth Hall receives little support from her family and must provide for herself and her two daughters. Originally published in 1854, Ruth Hall is based on Fanny Fern's own experiences as a working woman breaking into the male-dominated field of newspaper writing.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Fanny Fern
Date Added:
03/28/2019
SHAKESPEARE; OR, THE POET
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An annotated discovery of Emerson's homage to the infamous Renaissance man that wrote the constitution for the Republic of Letters. As we travel Emerson's insight into the bard, the annotations serve as an off-ramp to inspire thought and conversation, supplemented with reputable external resources. The range of topics is diverse, but all overlap with the great playwright and his works. Of the explored are Shakespearean Metaphysics, madness as mental illness, a Nazi-approved German translation, Herder insisting Shakespeare was the cause for Goethe's abysmal work, and more. Each of these various themes stems from Emerson's text; serving as our guide through the divergent, yet intersectional, points of discourse on Shakespeare's life and work.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Date Added:
10/22/2019
The Scarlet Letter
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Marked with a red letter "A" on her dress, Hester Prynne is notorious in her Puritan society. Everyone wants to know who fathered her illegitimate child. In spite of the rumors, shunning and shame, Hester keeps her secretÑwith unexpected consequences.

Subject:
Literature
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
CUNY
Provider Set:
Graduate Center
Author:
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Date Added:
03/28/2019