The editors appreciate the assistance provided by numerous libraries, including the Newspaper Library of the British Library, the Boston Public Library, the Newspaper Division of the Cincinnati Public Library, the State University of New York at Binghampton Library, the Dartmouth College Library, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the Emory University Library, the University of Rochester Library, the Cincinnati Historical Society, the Lincoln University Library, the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Library of Congress, the Tamiment Library of New York University, the Tulane University Library and the California State University at Fullerton Library.
A debt of gratitude is owed Cynthia Harris of Greenwood Press for encouraging the preparation of this book.
The contribution of Judith Shapiro in expertly copyediting the manuscript with a fine critical eye is most gratefully acknowledged.
Thanks are also extended to Joyce Verkamp for her skilled work of word-processing.
At the University of Cincinnati's Langsam Library thanks are owed to Sally Moffitt, Senior Reference Librarian and Bibliographer for her invaluable assistance in locating relevant reference materials. Appreciation is also extended to Dan Gottlieb, Linda Gromen and Tom White of the Interlibrary Loan Department who made possible access to the resources of numerous other libraries.
The editors gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by the University Research Council of the University of Cincinnati.
Thanks are extended to the editors of the journal Nature, Society, and Thought for agreeing to use of the essay, "Labor and Slavery: Reflections on the Literature" as the basis for the introduction to this volume.