To my Boston and Cape Cod support team go my intellectual gratitude and my great affection. You all, in unique ways, give unstintingly of your ideas and your friendship; you stimulate my thinking, but you never let me get too pumped up on either my ideas or myself--this is frequently no small effort! Thanks for making this effort, and for reading the book, to Ann Burns, Dorothy Cox, Marcelle Farrington, Joellen Hawkins, Emorcia Hill, Joan Morse, Pat Rieker, Patricia Rotman, Sandy Scheir, and Connie Williams. I would trust all of your decision-making at all times.
To those who also helped me immeasurably by reading the first draft of this book I should like to give a very special thanks for their time, ideas, and trenchant comments. They enhanced the manuscript in so many different ways; the basic ideas and points of view, for better or for worse, remain my own. My mind team included Carol Brill, Marian Brown, Marian DelVecchio, Ruth Fallon, Bev Farren, Toni Fiorillo, Fred Groskind, Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Helene Jackson, Elaine Kistiakowsky, Judy Kremen, Vince Lynch, Dick Mackey, Mary Manning, Jerry Matross, Phyllis Fine Menken, Benny Mokaba, Barbara Nicholson, Alette Reed, Katrina Veeder Schulhof, Jolane Solomon, Thanh Tran, Esther Urdang, Sandra Waddock, Leon Williams, Paul Wilson, and David Wylie.
I would like to thank Boston College for awarding me a semester-long University Research Fellowship to pursue this subject. I would also like to express my tremendous appreciation to my typist, Kathryn L. Johnson,