The original works in this volume all owe debt to the National Endowment for the Humanities and to David Bromwich at Yale University, who directed the 1991 NEH Summer Seminar on "The Revolution Debate and English Literature of the 1790s." Like all the contributors, I thank the NEH and Professor Bromwich for this exciting intellectual endeavor.
My work on this volume was made easier by collegial advice from all the contributors and has been particularly aided by my colleagues in the English Department at the State University of West Georgia. I wish to especially thank my colleague and chair , Robert Snyder, for release time to complete and edit this collection and my graduate research assistants Amy Faulds and Mitzi McFarland for their assistance during various stages of this work.
As always, I thank my family and friends for support and encouragement.