MY DEEPEST THANKS GO TO MY WIFE ANN, WHO MANAGED A PERFECT BALance of encouragement and firmness through four moves, two children, and a book of her own. She has been indispensable as a sounding board and an editor as well. Special thanks go to the members of my dissertation committee at the University of North Carolina for their feedback and perceptive criticism: John McGowan, Beverly Taylor, Townsend Ludington, Linda Wagner-Martin, and James Thompson. Also deserving of thanks are the library staffs of the University of North Carolina, Beloit College, the University of Northern Illinois, the University of North Alabama, and Maryville College for their patience and help. Thanks also go to Evelyn Hinz, editor of Mosaic, who published a much altered version of chapter four, "Industrialism and Utopia, ” under the title "Tropes and Parodies of Capitalist Biography: Andrew Carnegie and The Memoirs of an American Citizen, ” published in Mosaic 32:1 (March 1999), p. 17—34.
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