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  • Priorities and Challenges in Women's History Research

    April 1, 1988

    Women's history has made vast advances in the past twenty years. Where we are going with these advances, however, is less certain and where we should be going is something we might do well to consider...

  • A Neglected Field: The History of Natural Disasters

    April 1, 1988

    I was introduced to this field one evening in March 1964, when I received a telephone call from a colleague in the Disaster Research Center at my university—Ohio State. He asked me if I would like to ...

  • Demystifying Historical Authority: Critical Textual Analysis in the Classroom

    February 1, 1988

    Although historians urge the close, critical reading of documents in their own work and in the classroom, they rarely treat the textbooks, paperbacks, and articles they assign and review in the classr...

  • How’s Your Sports History?

    February 1, 1988

    Sports are for scholars. Just recently, the Chronicle of Higher Education (October 7, 1987) carried a story on Yale University’s new interim athletic director. It seems that Yale has appointed a class...

  • Inventing Illinois

    February 1, 1988

    In 1818, when Illinois joined the Union, the state was welcomed as a sister by The Spy, a Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper: “Like Minerva from the head of Jove, she has sprung into life in full maturity of ...

  • Washington Notes, February 1988

    February 1, 1988

    By the time members receive this issue, the 1987 annual meeting in Washington will be just a memory; a pleasant memory for those who attended, which creates feelings of relief and accomplishment for t...

  • Letters to the Editor: Corrections

    February 1, 1988

    Dear Editor: Thank you for publishing my article on school/university collaboration in history in the November issue of Perspectives. I would like to correct an error in the byline, which indicates t...

  • Letter to the Editor: Exchange between ACLS and Joan B. Huffman

    February 1, 1988

    Exchange between ACLS and Joan B. Huffman, Concerning Her Letter in December 1987 Perspectives Dear Professor Huffman: Ruth Waters of our Fellowship Office has passed along your letter to Samuel Gammo...

  • Awards, Prizes, and Honors Conferred at the 1987 Annual Meeting

    February 1, 1988

    At the annual meeting in Washington, DC last December, Angie Debo, John W. Hall, and Benjamin Quarles were the recipients of the AHA’s Awards for Scholarly Distinction. Following are the citations rea...

  • Salaries Still on the Rise

    February 1, 1988

    Salary Update: According to reports from the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), salaries for college and university facul...