Several institutions supported the research and writing associated with
this project. The MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program, the History De-
partment, and the Graduate School at the University of Minnesota; the
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation; the American Philosophical So-
ciety; the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation; and the College of Arts
and Sciences and the History Department at the University of Oregon.
I express again my gratitude to all of them.
My research was facilitated by the expertise and diligence of the sta√s
at the following libraries and archives in Lima: Archivo General de la
Nación, Biblioteca Nacional, Instituto Riva Agüero, Biblioteca Benvenuto
Murrieta, Archivo Histórico, Hemeroteca, and Biblioteca Central of the
University of San Marcos, Biblioteca del Congreso, and the Biblioteca
Félix Denegri Luna. I would like to thank, in particular, Ada Arrieta,
Yolanda Auqui, Ruth Borja, the late Felix Denegri Luna, Carlos Gálvez,
and Carmen Vivanco for facilitating my access to archival and library
materials. A special word of gratitude goes to Luis Jochamowitz, who, in a
conversation that he has probably long forgotten, informed me that the
archive of the Dirección General de Prisiones, which I had tried unsuc-
cessfully to locate for several weeks, was indeed in the basement of the
National Archive.
Numerous friends and colleagues have helped me with this book over
the years. At the University of Minnesota, Stuart Schwartz, Allen Isaac-
man, and Robert McCaa, outstanding mentors and friends, made me and
my family feel at home in the Twin Cities. A special note of gratitude is
due to Stuart Schwartz, whose superb talent as a historian is matched
only by his enormous warmth and kindness. He and Mari o√ered much
needed friendship and critical assistance as well as the best Thanksgiving
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