Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 22:10:30 -0400 From: Fred Shapiro Subject: Presentism Dear Ms. Gibbens, I saw your e-mail to Jesse Sheidlower, posted inadvertently to the ADS list. Here is some information on _presentism_ that may be helpful to you: The earliest definite citation I can supply for _presentism_ is a 1964 article by Donald W. Robinson in the _California Social Science Review_, entitled "Pluralism and Presentism in the Social Studies." The term probably appeared in Robert M. Hutchins' book, _Education for Freedom_ (1943), but I have not been able to verify this before your deadline. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++ + Fred R. Shapiro Editor + + Associate Librarian for Public Services OXFORD DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN + + Yale Law School LEGAL QUOTATIONS + + e-mail: shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (Oxford University Press) + +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++