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301 Acknowledgments The research and writing of All Bound Up Together was made possible by generous financial support from the Charles H. Revson Foundation through the Revson Fellows Program; the Columbia University History Department through a Richard Hofstadter fellowship; the Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences through an Edmund G. Haynes fellowship and a Merit fellowship, and the Leadership Alliance through an Irene Diamond Foundation fellowship. At the University of Michigan support was provided through a Michigan Faculty fellowship at the Institute for the Humanities , a Ludolph Fund Junior Faculty Development award, and a grant from the O≈ce of the Vice President for Research. Additional support was provided through research fellowships with The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The assistance of librarians, archivists, and curators has been indispensable . I have been the fortunate beneficiary of support by the sta√s of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley; the Boston University , Mugar Memorial Library; the Newberry Library; the Drew University United Methodist Church General Commission on Archives and History; the State Historical Society of Wisconsin; the AME Church O≈ce of the Historiographer; the Fisk University Archives; the Beinecke Library at Yale University; the Oberlin College Archives; the Historical Society of Pennsyl- 302 Acknowledgments vania; the Library Company of Philadelphia; the Livingstone College, AME Zion Church Archives; the Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center; the Library of Congress; the New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research on Black Culture; and the William H. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. Special thanks go to Phillip Lapsansky at the Library Company of Philadelphia and Clayton Lewis at the William H. Clements Library for their attention and generosity as I was completing this manuscript. My professional life has been full of generous, engaged, and encouraging colleagues. My thanks go to Eli Evans, the late Eli Ginzberg, and Karen Vrotsos at the Revson Fellows program. At Columbia University my work was possible through the advice and support of many, including Erica Armstrong , Betsy Blackmar, Marcellus Blount, Richard Bushman, Sharon Gamble , Farah Gri≈n, Alice Kessler-Harris, Manning Marable, Deborah McCoy , Daryl Scott, and Judith Weisenfeld. My Columbia writing group of Chris Capozzola, Mike Fuquay, and Ellen Stroud, the Donner Party, were generous, untiring, and humor-filled allies. My special thanks go to my mentor and adviser, Eric Foner. Back when I was just a lawyer ‘‘taking a break,’’ Eric took my ambitions and ideas seriously. Since then he has shown me the way, while giving me plenty of room to make my own path. He has encouraged me to hold tight to my passions and to those unspoken streams that run through so many of us, moving us to devote our life’s work to the stories that we believe matter. At Barnard College, Chris Baswell, Vivian Taylor, and the students in the Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowship program saw me through a critical year of writing. At the University of Michigan I have been assisted by a fine group of research assistants, including Tracy Chichester, Nathan Connelly, David McNamara, Ti√any Riley, Brandis Taylor, and Kalyn Wilson . I have benefited from the support of an incomparable intellectual community that includes Paul Anderson, Susanna Blumenthal, John Carson, Rita Chin, Jay Cook, Kevin Gaines, Robert Genter, David Hancock, James Jackson, Philip Pachoda, Sonya Rose, Kelly Quinn, Hannah Rosen, Rebecca Scott, Victoria von Arx, and Penny VonEschen. A special thanks to my extraordinary writing group—Dena Goodman, Mary Kelley, and Carroll Smith-Rosenberg—from whom I have learned so much about history and more. This manuscript was completed while I was a visiting professor at Paris’s École des Hautes Études. There, colleagues including François Weil, Jean Hébrard, and Myriam Cottias provided me with a quiet workspace and Acknowledgments 303 warm collegiality as I worked through final revisions. Thanks also to the Women and Religion in the African Diaspora Project at Princeton University and the members of its working group, including co-directors Marie Gri≈th and Barbara Savage, Elsa Barkley Brown, Anne Boylan, Estelle Freedman, Glenda Gilmore, Leslie Harris, Nancy Hewitt, Mignon Moore, Judith Weisenfeld , Albert Raboteau, and Deborah Gray White, all of whom supported this project at critical junctures. The same should be said of Gray Osterud, whose insightful reading helped the manuscript become a book. My appreciation for the University of North Carolina Press runs deep. Chuck Grench endured my...