Many people have contributed to this work, although its faults are mine alone. The writing of this book was partially supported by a summer grant from the University of Mississippi, College of Liberal Arts. Thanks are due to the library staff at the University of Mississippi, particularly Laura Harper at the Government Documents Center and Sharon Schreibner of the Ole Miss Library; to Brian Staley and Ramona Thomas, for their counting, xeroxing, collating, and stapling; and to Ryan Barilleaux, Daniel Geller, Laurie Rhodebeck, and many anonymous reviewers for their criticism and comments. Special thanks are due to Robert E. Denton, Jr., for his kindness and encouragement. I would also like to thank Bill Davisson, John Kennedy, Jr., Lisa Walker, Pallavi Trivedi, John Winkle, and my colleagues at the University of Mississippi for their personal and professional support while this book was being written. Finally, I would like to thank the editors at Praeger, Alison Bricken and Frank Welsch, as well as copy editor Suzanne Ochoa, for their professionalism and skill.