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ix ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I was unknowingly working on the ideas in this volume long before I envisioned it as a book and have subsequently accrued a large number of people to thank. Gratitude goes first to Marc Palen: had he not set an example of graduate student publishing when we were both working on our PhDs at the University of Texas at Austin, I might have waited much longer to turn my master’s thesis into an article. Other graduate students offered crucial feedback and support; thanks go especially to Rachel Ozanne (the best Other Rachel I know), Benjamin Breen, Felipe Cruz, Chris Heaney, Cameron Strang, and Alexis Harasemovitch Truax. I am grateful to Carolyn Eastman for encouraging me to publish, for her help in convening Erika Bsumek and James Sidbury to workshop my essay, and for their comments on that piece of work. That essay landed at the William and Mary Quarterly, where observations from anonymous peer reviewers, editor Christopher Grasso, and managing editor Erin Bendiner and careful work by the journal’s editorial apprentices taught me an enormous amount about framing an argument and writing for a scholarly audience.Thank you to everyone who has taught that article, especially the people who recognized that it was intended as a piece of historical research as well as a lesson plan for teaching students about reading primary sources. E-­ mails about and discussions over that piece have made me a better—­ and I hope more generous—­ historian. I was thrilled when Jennifer Jensen Wallach approached me about editing a cannibalism volume for the University of Arkansas Press, and I thank her for her guidance on cannibalism and food history in this volume and elsewhere. After securing a contract from the press, a generous grant from the Wellcome Trust (grant number 105351/Z/14/Z) made possible a conference on cannibalism in the early modern Atlantic. Thanks go to keynote speaker William Kelso and to conference participants for beginning the discussion that resulted in these essays and to Kelly Watson for her comments on this book’s introduction. The two anonymous reviewers made suggestions that x ACKNOWLEDGMENTS helped contributors undertake revisions to improve their chapters. I am grateful to Kate Babbitt for her copyedits, to Molly Rector for her work as project editor, and to David Scott Cunningham for his editorial support for this volume. I am particularly appreciative of my colleagues at the University of Southampton. Julie Gammon, Maria Hayward, and Claire Jowitt attended the conference and offered support throughout it and Mark Stoyle offered a useful sounding board as I gathered my thoughts about cannibals. Eve Colpus became a fierce friend after I moved to the university, and I could not have put together the conference, run it, or completed this book without her cheering me on. I thank Kendrick Oliver and Chris Woolgar for their mentorship and Niamh Cullen, Chris Fuller, George Gilbert, Jonathan Hunt, Nick Karn, Claire Le Foll, Matt Kelly, Priti Mishra, Chris Prior, Charlotte Riley, and Helen Spurling for the dinnertime talks out in Southampton that gave me the stamina to pull this volume together. I am additionally grateful to my new colleagues at Cardiff University, particularly to David Doddington for listening to my thoughts as I completed the edits on this volume. Finally,thanks go to my mother,Marilyn Herrmann,and my sister, Amy Coppernoll. They may never share my interest in cannibalism, but our interest in and love of food were products of the Herrmann table. TO FEAST ON US AS THEIR PREY ...


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