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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Frontline: Private Warriors

Companion Web site to the PBS Frontline special of the same name. Site looks at
private contractors like Blackwater, Aegis and Erinys, who play an increasingly
critical role in running U.S. military supply lines, providing armed protection,
and operating U.S. military bases. These private warriors are targeted by
insurgents and in turn have been criticized for their rough treatment of Iraqi
civilians. Their dramatic story illuminates the Pentagon's new reliance on
corporate outsourcing and raises tough questions about where they fit in the
chain of command and the price we are paying for their role in the war.


FBI History: Famous Cases

Since its founding in 1908, the FBI has been involved in many famous cases.
Inasmuch as inquiries often are received about them, the Office of Public and
Congressional Affairs (OPCA) has prepared monographs on some of the most
frequently requested, closed investigations. The monographs listed have been
made available for your use. You may download them for any noncommercial use
without obtaining permission from the FBI.


Digital History: Trailers of Historically Significant Films

Hollywood has shaped our most vivid images of the historical past. This
collection of film trailers allows users to see how the film studios promoted
the films that are most deeply impressed in our collective imagination. This
database contains trailers of films for educational use. Digital History is an
educational and non-commercial site designed specifically for history teachers
and their students.