The Globalization of Information
Frameworks for America's Past
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Technology has made knowledge about other countries and people much more accessible. 
The library below represented an incredible storehouse of information in 1919.  But it could
be easily used only by educated adults with time to spend exploring its shelves of books.

By the year 2005, most American families had easy computer access to the
World Wide Web (the Internet).  Children like the ones below at an Alabama
museum are growing up with knowledge of distant countries and cultures
accessible in seconds through Internet search engines like Google.

Photos are from the Library of Congress.
Some have been edited or resized for this page.


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