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his book has benefited from the knowledge and helpfulness of
many people and the resources of several institutions. It began
at the University of Michigan’s Department of History under
the guidance of Kathleen Canning, Geo√ Eley, Laura Downs, and my
fellow graduate students. A fellowship from the Berlin Program for
Advanced German and European Studies of the Social Science Research
Council and the Free University of Berlin, a Rackham Graduate School
Research Partnership, and a Mellon Dissertation Fellowship supported
the research and writing of the dissertation from which this book devel-
oped. In Berlin, I attended the seminars of Adolf Rüger at the Hum-
boldt University, and he provided much encouragement and key archi-
val leads. Doris Kaufmann also gave sound advice. Karin Hausen gave
me the opportunity to speak in her women’s history seminar at the
Technical University of Berlin. In Ann Arbor, Adjaï Oloukpona-Yinnon
drew my attention to several valuable leads. Fred Cooper and Patricia
Simpson read the dissertation and made many suggestions.
At Pitzer College, I benefited from the help and encouragement of
the Marching and Chowder Society; the reading group in the disci-
plines organized by Jim Bogen, Betty Farrell, and Dan Segal; and the
war group at the Claremont Colleges, especially Audrey Bilger, Karen
Goldman, Claudia Klaver, and Cynthia Humes. Pitzer College sup-
ported further research with a Summer Research Fellowship in the Hu-
manities, and a German Academic Exchange Service (daad) Study
Visit grant supported another summer of research. I benefited from
comments from the audiences at talks arranged by Robert Moeller, Liisa
Malkki, and Jim Ferguson at the University of California at Irvine;
Barbara Duden and Adelheid von Saldern at the University of Hanover;
Rudolf Boch and Kathleen Canning at the University of Chemnitz; and
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