I wish to express my gratitude for funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Victoria.
Our grateful thanks go to the staff of the Bibliothèque Marguerite Durand, and to Marie-Madeleine Coste in particular, for their thoughtful and enthusiastic help; thanks go also to the staff at the Bibliothèque Nationale and at the Bibliothèque Historique de la Ville de Paris.
This volume would never have existed without the work done by successive teams of student translators and researchers, to all of whom I am indebted for their industry, skill, care, and interest: Marianne Legault, Lucie Léveillé, Johanne Grenier, Jette Kjaer, and Lydia Willis.
Finally, I would like to mention my friends and colleagues Gwladys Downes, Eileen King, and Jean-Pierre Mentha, who have once again helped me enormously by their comments, insights, and attention to the manuscript.
Any errors or omissions are, of course, my responsibility.
I wish to thank the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Missouri— St. Louis for their financial support of my research. I owe a special debt to the Center for International Studies at UMSL which gives me the time to continue my writing. I greatly appreciate the thorough reading that Karen Offen gave to this manuscript. And I warmly thank Jennifer Waelti-Walters for her invitation to provide the historical side of this collaboration, which she has made go so well. All of my errors were caused by the cat walking across the keyboard.
Steven C. Hause