Subject: BOOST into HES traffic, past and present (fwd)
[To HES subscribers new in April-May 2000: We have recovered
from installation of a new webserver and mailserver. I apologize for any
duplication of these welcome messages, which I normally send promptly.
New HES subscribers,
This "Boost" will
introduce you to the web archive of our email traffic.
The list was
active in April, with discussion of the orgins of "economist" and "Say's
Law", and then at the turn of April-May, after the 2000-04-28 distribution
of HES: QUERY -- Dickens and Carlyle by Carlos
Rodriguez Braun in Spain, which stimulated a flurry on Dickens, Carlyle,
classical political economy, and slavery.
Discussion is now quiet but
there is the usual trickle of other traffic. 2000-05-26, we
distributed the Eh.Net review HES: RVW -- Boyer on Lees, _The Solidarities of
Strangers_ of a book on the English Poor Laws. 2000-05-27, we
distributed HES: ANN -- Japan Soc. for the History of American Econ
Th. announcing that society's annual conference.
messages represent some types that you will see again and again in HES
traffic, distinguished by the editorial prefixes (not all exemplified
here): ANN (announcement) CFP (call for
papers) DISC (discussion) QUERY (with replies
sometimes constituting DISC) RVW (book review) Editor Ross
Emmett adds one of these and other standard prefixes to the subjectline of
each message before approving it for distribution.
archive is a complete record of HES Email List traffic, which now covers five
years. There you can read it all; the Year 2000 traffic described above
is only an illustration.
and select "`HES' Email List Archives"; then "May" (or another
month) and "2000" (or another year); then "GO". Last, I recommend
that you select "subject" for the most usefully arranged index of the
monthly archive you have selected.
The web archives date from the
beginning of the list in February 1995.
You can also read any
one of our Guest Editorials, together with our followup discussion, in a
user-friendly format at:
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