For their invaluable assistance, I would like to thank the American Jewish Archives, the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma Library, the Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections of the Holland Library at Washington State University, the Hadassah Archives, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, the Tozzer Library at Harvard University, the American Native Press Archive at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the Special Collections Department of Brandeis University Libraries, the Department of Special Collections of Mugar Library at Boston University, and the American Jewish Historical Society.
Wendy Bergoffen's early editorial help and Dolores Lima's support are also gratefully acknowledged. I sincerely appreciate permission to reprint “‘Overcoming All Obstacles’: The Assimilation Debate in Native American Women's Journalism of the Dawes Era,” Early Native American Writing: New Critical Essays (ed. Helen Jaskoski, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), which appears here in a lengthier version as chapter 1 and “Literary Reformers: Crossing Class and Ethnic Boundaries in Jewish Women's Fiction of the 1920s,” MELUS, forthcoming, which has become chapter 6. My heartfelt thanks go to the editors and staff at Columbia University Press, particularly Joan McQuary and Ann Miller.