Gunpowder: Carrying a concealed weapon
The right to carry a gun is protected by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Writer Dan Baum demonstrates what it's like to carry a concealed weapon through America’s streets and he explains how guns can influence the way Americans feel and communicate as they go about their daily lives.
Compass: The lighthouse
Americana takes to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay to visit the historic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. The reliable landmark continues to flash for fisherman, oysterman and pleasure boaters each evening.Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse
Printing: From letterpress to eBooks
As eBooks and internet reading gain traction in the United States, Americana discovers a letterpress where Michael Bixler still prints the old fashioned way. Skip Prichard, CEO of Ingram Content explains how the publishing industry is brainstorming new ways to interact with books for the future.
Useful Link: Michael and Winifred Bixler’s printing press workshop
An Audio-video slideshow of Michael and Winifred Bixler’s printing press workshop.Michael and Winifred Bixler’s printing press workshop
Useful Link: Skip Prichard
Are Ebooks Dead? Video from Tools For Change 2010 conference.Skip Prichard, "Are Ebooks Dead?"
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