Library of Congress Magazine (LCM), Vol. 1 No. 2: November-December 2012 Page: 1
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8 Celebrating the Book
During a multiyear celebration of the book, the Library has presented conferences
and exhibitions, selected a list of the "Books That Shaped America" and will
convene an international summit on the history of the book and its role in
expressing our humanity and promoting cultural understanding.
12 Civil War Cartography: Then and Now
Mapmaking came into its own in America during this bitter conflict.
Technology has advanced, but much of the craft remains the same.
14 COVER STORY: The Civil War in America
A new Library exhibition highlights the extraordinary stories told by
ordinary people in their first-hand accounts of the nation's great Civil War.
2 The Library in History
Of the 13 Librarians of Congress in history,
two were appointed by Lincoln
3 Trending at the Library
The end of the world in 2012: Were the Maya
4 Technology at the Library
The science of preserving recordings at the
5 Online Offerings
Free, mobile, searchable legislative information
5 For You at the Library
Public tours of the most beautiful building
6 My Job at the Library
Michelle Krowl, specialist in Civil War and
Reconstruction in the Manuscript Division
7 Curator's Picks
Small-press comic art from Sara Duke,
Prints and Photographs Division, and
Megan Halsband, Serials and Government
20 Experts Corner
Library curators find modern parallels in first-
hand Civil War accounts
21 Page from the Past
Pumpkin pudding from the first American
22 How Do I?
Capturing the stories of those who served with
the Veterans History Project
23 Favorite Places
The Woodrow Wilson Room in Mahogany
24 Around the Library
Celebrating books and authors at our annual
National Book Festival
25 News Briefs
Newspaper site hits 5 million pages and first
Kubrick film restored
26 Shop the Library
Books, new calendars and a Book Festival
27 Support the Library
A letter from the first lady of the Civil War
reveals a mother's grief
28 Last Word
Deputy Librarian of Congress Robert
Dizard Jr. on serving Congress
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- Women and
and her daughter
during the Civil
War as suspected
spies. Prints and
On the cover: First-
of the Civil War by,
from left, freed slave
Levy Phillips and
teen diarist Leroy
much about this
tumultuous time in
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