From the President
The Coalition Column
NOTE: We regret that because of production delays
and holiday mail pressures on the US Postal Service, the December
2004 issue of Perspectives mailed with the annual meeting supplement
reached many members
late, some issues apparently arriving in the middle of January.
While we hope that there will be no recurrence of such delays,
we would like to remind
members that almost the entire content of each issue is made available
online at www.historians.org/perspectives soon after it is mailed
out. The job ads are, in fact, posted online even earlier (access being
The cover shows a water feature at the northwest corner of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Photo (by R.A. Whiteside, NMAI) courtesy the National Museum of the American Indian.