A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S
This project would not have been possible as either a personal or intellectual
endeavor without the support, patience, and encouragement of many people
in the United States and Brazil. Through their support, this project first be-
came viable and then exciting. Above all, I must acknowledge my dissertation
adviser, Thomas Skidmore, whose contagious passion for history and for
things Brazilian, and his support and friendship in my years of study, are
qualities I strive for but can never surpass. The other members of my disserta-
tion committee, Doug Cope and Anani Dzidzienyo, have similarly been role
models as scholars and advisers. Deans Bernard Bruce and Joan Lusk must
also be acknowledged not only because their support made my research and
writing possible but more importantly because their faith in me has kept me
committed as an educator. I regret that Bernard Bruce did not live to see this
book, but its completion is a testament to the unique spirit and energy he
invested in his students. Dissertation research in Brazil was funded by a
Dorothy Danforth Compton Fellowship as well as by grants from the Watson
Institute for International Studies and a Foreign Language and Area Studies
grant. Grants from Gustavus Adolphus College significantly aided my post-
doctoral research and revisions, and my colleagues in the history department
and the lalacs program o√ered ongoing support and encouragement.
I am also indebted to many in Brazil whose kindness and friendship made
my research possible. Lucia Lippi de Oliveira, director of cpdoc at the Fun-
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