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  • Letter to the Editor: NAS Comes Under Fire

    May 1, 1990

    Dear Editor, Congratulations on the courage to accept the advertisement in Perspectives (February 1990, p. 17). I think the NAS (National Association of Scholars) is completely full of it, but they're...

  • Museum Exhibitions and Interpretation

    May 1, 1990

    Every year, the nation's history museums interpret America's past for millions of visitors. While well known institutions such as the National Museum of American History, Colonial Williamsburg, and th...

  • Resolution on Integrity of the FRUS Documentary History Volumes

    May 1, 1990

    Whereas, the Foreign Relations of the United States, has been published by the Department of State since 1861 and serves as a record of American foreign relations, as faithful as possible, given legit...

  • Teaching the French Revolution in the Core Curriculum

    May 1, 1990

    As I sat down to write this essay, a letter appeared in the Indianapolis Star lamenting the infantile world view of modern liberalism, the origins of which the writer traced to the teaching of Jean-Ja...

  • NCC News, May 1990

    May 1, 1990

    Copyright Legislation Introduced On March 14 Representative Robert Kastenmeier (D-WI) introduced H.R. 4263, a bill to amend the copyright law to clarify that the principle of fair use established for ...

  • Washington Notes, May 1990

    May 1, 1990

    The Association's Washington springtime is always hectic. March and April of each year see the convening of the three constitutionally established division committees, Professional, Research, and Teac...

  • An Old Complaint Renewed: Why Do We Read Papers at Historical Conventions?

    May 1, 1990

    Near the end of his important, recent history of the American historical profession, That Noble Dream: The "Objectivity Questions" and the American Historical Profession, Peter Novick offers a sardoni...

  • Women's Committee Celebrates Rose Report

    May 1, 1990

    The Committee on Women Historians held its regular spring meeting on March 25. The CWH dealt with issues concerning minority historians, future publications, and the twentieth anniversary of the Rose ...

  • Report on the First Conference on Women's History and Public Policy

    May 1, 1990

    The first Conference on Women's History and Public Policy, June 1989, was an energizing exchange between women of diverse interests, occupations, and backgrounds. Concerns addressed were the problems ...

  • Letter to the Editor: A Simple Answer to an Old Problem

    May 1, 1990

    Dear Editor, In "HELP—New Tricks for Old Dogs," author John E. Stovel suggests a "Topic Paragraph" for students "as if they were going to write a complete research paper. ... Of course there are oppor...