The compilation of this volume and other volumes in this series would have been impossible without the cooperation of the staffs of many historical societies, state libraries, college and university libraries, and public and private libraries. We wish to take this opportunity, in connection with the present volume, to express our gratitude to the staffs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, New York Historical Society, Rhode Island Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society, New Jersey Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society, Historical Society of Delaware, Charleston (South Carolina) Library Society, Library of Congress, New York State Historical Association, New York Public Library, Boston Public Library, Virginia State Library, Harvard University Library, New York University Library, Columbia University Library, Library Company of. Philadelphia, Brown University Library, Schomburg Library, New York Public Library System, Howard University Library, and the National Archives. We owe a special debt to the library staff of Lincoln University library, especially the interlibrary loan department, for assistance in obtaining materials from libraries and historical societies.
We wish to thank Mrs. Roslyn Foner, who designed these volumes and gave us the benefit of her considerable experience in production. Also, we are indebted to the Black American Studies Program at the University of Delaware, under the direction of professor James E. Newton, which has been generous with its material assistance and the use of its facilities. Most importantly, we owe our appreciation to Mrs. Gail Brittingham, whose efforts at the typewriter transformed a garbled manuscript into a readable book.
Philip S. Foner
Ronald L. Lewis