Many individuals have contributed to the completion of this work. John A. DeNovo was particularly helpful in the preparation of an earlier version of this study. His intelligence and prudence are appreciated. William Borden shared with me his considerable knowledge of international trade and world economic integration. Manjunath Pendakur has impressed upon me his unique understanding of political economy. Conversations with Bill and Manji have sharpened my analysis of Third World economic development and American policy. Robert Wiebe read an earlier draft of this work and offered useful suggestions; as did the anonymous reviewer for Greenwood Press. I am deeply indebted to Thomas J. McCormick, who read various drafts of the manuscript and provided invaluable criticisms. Tom's invigorating teaching, insightful scholarship, and warm friendship are deeply cherished. I am, of course, solely responsible for the contents of the study.
My intellectual debts do not equal what I owe to my family and friends. Their understanding and companionship helped me survive this ordeal. In no particular order I wish to thank Randy Roediger, the Pendakurs, Tom McCormick, Henry Binford, Mark Tolstedt, Ron and Marge Schildknecht, Bill Borden, Ira and Lynn Basen, Jim Schwoch, Pat Hearden, the softball gang, and all the others who are not mentioned, but are in my heart and memory. One final thanks to Beth McKillen who has assisted me in innumerable and intangible ways.