The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Saturday, August 26, 2006
The Refdesk Sites of the Day are:

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and
serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the
world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of
bookshelves. The collections include more than 29 million books and other
printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million
maps, and 58 million manuscripts.


Monterey Bay Aquarium

The mission of this award-winning web site is to inspire, enrich and extend a
visit to the aquarium, while fostering a deeper commitment and connection to the
institution and ocean conservation.


2005: Kids Count

Data from the 2005 Kids Count Data Book are now available in and easy-to-use,
powerful online database, "State Level Data Online", that allows you
to generate custom graphs, maps, ranked lists, and state-by-state profiles, or,
download the entire data set as delimited text files.