An earlier version of this book was written as a doctoral dissertation at Bryn Mawr College. I thank Dean Phyllis Bober, Dean Barbara Kreutz, my faculty committee, and especially Professor Marc Howard Ross, for their long years of patience, encouragement and direction. I cannot come close to thanking adequately the remarkable people who staff the college library.
With the helpful criticism of caring friends and colleagues, the dissertation became a book. I am particularly grateful to Dr. Phyllis Forman, Tia Melaville, Dr. Andrea Boxer, Professor Judith Porter, Professor William Rossky, Dr. Bernard Graney, and Dr. David B. Schwartz.