Excerpt from The Colonnade, Vol. 1: December, 1938
Years ago the late J. Franklin Jameson, dean of scientific research in America, said in the History Teacher's Magazine (iv, In the field of history the advance ment of learning may be likened to the advance of an army. The workers in organ ized institutions of research must go before like pickets or scouting parties making a reconnaissance. Then, after some interval, comes the light cavalry of makers of doc toral dissertations, then, the heavy artillery of writers of maturer monographs, both of them heavily encumbered with ammunition trains of bibliography and footnotes. Then comes the multitudinous infantry of readers and college students and school children, and finally, like sutlers and contractors hovering in the rear, the horde of those who make textbooks. It may be twenty years before new facts discovered, or the elimina tion of ancient errors, find place in the historical books prepared for the general reader.
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