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(p. ix) Acknowledgments

(p. ix) Acknowledgments

Working on the Oxford Handbook of American Women’s and Gender History has been a wonderfully collaborative experience of community and affirmation of feminist scholarship. We are grateful to Oxford University Press (OUP) executive editor Nancy Toff for her steady guidance and for this volume’s contributors, whose innovative efforts have made this book possible. We also thank OUP editorial assistant Elizabeth Vaziri for her help during the final stages of production.

Many other people helped us bring this project to completion. We thank colleagues Beverly Bossler, Joan Cadden, Corrie Decker, Thomas Dublin, Sandra Eder, Sandra Eder, Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Jane Kamensky, Jenny Kaminer, Sherry Katz, Catherine Kudlick, Susan Mann, Marian Schlotterbeck, Kathryn Kish Sklar, John Smolenski, Allison Sneider, Edith Sparks, Jennifer Spear, Rachel St. John, and Cecilia Tsu, all of whom have offered valuable support for this project. We especially want to acknowledge Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Molly McCarthy, and Lorena Oropeza for going beyond the call of duty in their enthusiasm and support during the many stages of preparing this volume. University of California at Davis (UC Davis) staff Amanda Isaac, Kathy Miner, Lori Odenweller, Jeremy Phillips, and Grace Woods offered invaluable assistance. Monica Fisher and Lauren Thomas were simply phenomenal in helping us organize the conference that birthed this volume, as were doctoral students Jessica Blake and Thomas O’Donnell. While pursuing their own important scholarship Tom and Jessica have expertly taken on multiple assignments. We also thank doctoral students Carrie Alexander, Rebecca Egli, Sean Gallagher, Bethany Hopkins, Brandon Layton, Mike Mortimer, Jessica Ordaz, Annie Perez, Stacy Roberts, Kelly Kean Sharp, and Griselda Jarquin Willie for their help.

This book was made possible by the generous financial support from the offices of the chancellor and provost of UC Davis, the UC Davis Institute for Social Sciences, the UC Davis Humanities Institute, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, Oxford University Press, the UC Davis History Department, and the UC Davis Small Grant in Aid Program.

Our husbands Dennis Hartigan-O’Connor and Philip Kaminsky have been strong champions of this project. Our children—Desmond, Eamon, Finn, and Joshua—remind us daily of how the past informs the present, and also how to have fun. Finally, thanks as always to our mothers and mentors. (p. x)