History of Political Economy Annual Supplement to Volume 35 (2003) vii
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Many besides the authors here have helped to bring this book to completion. Our thanks to Paul Dudenhefer for taking care of the arrangements for the conference at which these essays were first presented, in April 2001, and for shepherding the project along since then. Thanks also to a number of scholars who refereed one or more of the submissions: Timothy Alborn, Joel Kaye, Simon Schaffer, Pamela Smith, and Paul Wood. Without their comments and criticisms, and the ongoing exchanges among the contributors themselves on each other's essays, the book might not have developed as a cross-disciplinary collaboration to the extent that it has. We, the editors, are extremely grateful for the time and effort each participant, and the outside readers, so willingly gave. Our thanks, too, to the office of the Vice-Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University, for financial support toward the conference expenses.