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Acknowledgments DURING nearly a decade of scholarly investigation of the peace movement in the United States, I have benefited from the support of several institutions and the assistance and scholarly advice of many individuals. Among the numerous librarians, scholars, and institutions that have given me their generous assistance, I wish to make particular mention of those to whom I owe a special in­ debtedness. A thorough reevaluation and reorientation of my interpreta­ tion of the peace movement was made possible by a research fellowship at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History during the year 1967-1968. I am greatly indebted to the Center and to Professor Oscar Handlin, its director, for a year spent in an atmosphere of stimulating intellectual interchange and in close proximity to the voluminous manuscript sources in East Coast repositories. A summer faculty fellowship from the University of California, Davis enabled me to complete the final major chapter and make necessary revisions. The Academic Sen­ ate Committee on Research of the University of California, Davis has been both generous and patient in its support of a project that has extended well beyond its expected date of completion. Several individuals have offered special guidance and stimulat­ ing criticism. Professor George Harmon Knoles of Stanford Uni­ versity first directed my attention to the research possibilities in the history of the peace movement and attempted to sharpen my standards of precision in writing and research. I was especially fortunate, not only in the guidance of my doctoral research but also in my preparation as a teacher, to learn from a dissertation adviser, Professor Otis A. Pease, whose approach to history has exemplified the most stimulating and humane qualities of teacher and scholar. Professor Paul Goodman of the University of California, Davis read an early version of the study and offered a perceptive cri­ tique that reinforced my resolve to reapproach my topic from a new perspective. Professors Irwin Unger of New York University xviii—Acknowledgments and Ernest May of Harvard University read substantial portions of the manuscript at different stages and made valuable sugges­ tions. Professors William N. Chambers of Washington University, St. Louis, James Holt of the University of Auckland, David Grimsted of the University of Maryland, Valentin Rabe of State Uni­ versity College, Geneseo, New York, and David Brody, Daniel Calhoun, and Wilson Smith of the University of California, Davis kindly read and commented upon chapters or portions of chap­ ters of the manuscript. Others, including Professors William R. Hutchison of the Harvard School of Divinity, Charles Chatfield of Wittenberg University, Blanche Wiesen Cook of John Jay Col­ lege, City University of New York, Tamara Hareven of Clark University, Oscar Handlin, and the late Richard Hofstadter spared time to discuss with me the problems surrounding my in­ terpretation of the peace movement of the progressive era. In the processes of final revision I have been aided by valuable advice from Mr. Sanford G. Thatcher of Princeton University Press, and have benefited greatly from his sympathy with my basic line of approach. Unfortunately I lacked the time, energy, and wisdom to respond adequately to many of the constructive criticisms and ideas these colleagues suggested. Certainly only I am responsible for the omissions, errors, or vagaries of interpretation that may still remain. Any historian of the peace movement in the United States finds himself heavily dependent upon the manuscript sources available in the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. I am much indebted to Miss Ardith Emmons and Mrs. Bernice B. Nichols, curators of the Collection, for their many forms of assistance. Mrs. Arline Paul helpfully guided me through the David Starr Jordan Papers and other collections at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolu­ tion and Peace and Mr. Kimball B. Elkins assisted me in the use of the Lowell and Eliot Papers in the Harvard University Archives. Miss Cynthia Cheney of the University of California, Davis library bore patiently with my frequent demands on the services of interlibrary loan. The curators and librarians of the Houghton Library, Harvard University, the Harvard University Archives, the New York Public Library, the Columbia University Library, the Tamiment Institute and Library, the Rollins College Library, the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, the Man­ uscript Division of the Library of Congress and the Henry E. Huntington Library extended assistance, hospitality, and often special services. Mr. John R. Inman, vice-president of the Coun­ cil on Religion and International Affairs, was most hospitable in Acknowledgments—xix providing me access to the papers o...


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