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Civil War Trust: Saving America's Civil War Battlefields

Civil War Trust: Saving America's Civil War Battlefields

Whither the dream of the universal library? Scholars have long dreamed of a universal library containing everything that has ever been written. Then, in 2004, Google announced that it would begin digitally scanning all the books held by five major research libraries. Suddenly, the library of utopia seemed within reach. Indeed, a digital universal library would be even better than any earlier thinker could have imagined, because every work would be available to everyone, everywhere, at all times. The Civil War . The War The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places, from Valverde, New Mexico, and Tullahoma, Tennessee, to St. Albans, Vermont, and Fernandina on the Florida coast. More than 3 million Americans fought in it, and over 600,000 men, 2 percent of the population, died in it. American homes became headquarters, American churches and schoolhouses sheltered the dying, and huge foraging armies swept across American farms and burned American towns.

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The Civil War - September 17, 1787 When the delegates to what would become the Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia in 1787, they had the task of creating a new framework of government which would be workable, reflected American republican ideals, and would be acceptable to the majority of constituencies. One major compromise was the counting of slaves as 3/5 of a person for purposes of allocating representation. Another compromise was the continuance of the slave trade for the next 20 years. March 6, 1820 - December 31, 1820 The first in a series of crises regarding the extension of slavery ended in 1820 with the Missouri Compromise, which admitted Missouri as a slave state and Maine as a free state in an attempt to maintain the balance of slave and free states.

The Art of Reverse Searching Most of us are accustomed to searching for things in forward gear; i.e., entering a query, moving forward to the search result list, and moving forward once more to pages that look like they will deliver what we are looking for. However, if we can look at our searches from another point of view, we can create search queries that have a reverse gear, so to speak. These kinds of searches can be very handy for finding certain kinds of information, or for backing out of those all too frequent dead-end searches. This is called reverse searching: deliberately re-engineering your search query to work backwards instead of forwards. Basically, reverse Web searching is similar to a reverse telephone look-up, in which you enter a telephone number and you get the name and address of the owner (in addition to potentially even more information).