Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 22:10:30 -0400

From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU

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


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.



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