In addition to student authors, I owe a debt of gratitude to Carrie Gits, an Austin Community College librarian who helped me clarify my goals and needs early on, D.J. Kingdon who researched and wrote the beautiful introductory chapters to each major historical period, and Theresa Foster, one of the student authors who went on to help me edit the collection as a whole. Without them, I would not have been able to do this work. I also wish to acknowledge a number of sites from which I have pulled both primary source and secondary source material that is included in this book. Sources are acknowledged in the individual chapters, but I want to especially thank the individuals and institutions who created:
Without these resources, this book would have been impossible.