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Lacy on A Million Little Historical Societies

Check out (our own) Tim Lacy’s article in the newest (January 2008) issue of Perspectives. He recommends a reconsideration of the organizational structure of the big disciplinary societies in history. Such a reorganization is necessary because the current confederation of a myriad little historical societies, each of which costs money to join and reduplicates the efforts of others, results in inefficiencies, frustration, and institutionalized fragmentation. Tim proposes instead a federalist structure that would allow these little societies to find a home within a single organization. Call him the James Madison of history (and I mean that as a compliment). –DS

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