Thank you, first and foremost, to Meredith Burks, Ella Dupuy, and Lydia Mollhagen. You not only helped me with my homework, you inspired me with your wisdom, critical thinking, and vulnerability. I loved loved loved learning with you. I hope we carry our friend Anna with us long after we close the book. You guys are the best. Let’s keep geeking out about things.
Thank you, Dr. Pope-Levison. I am grateful to you for your willingness to work with me in a busy semester. Your care for my graduation and for me as a person mean the world to me. I will always be thankful for this time that you gave me to read broadly. You introduced me to a world I did not know that I would love. I will keep reading, and I will keep teaching.
Thank you to my family and friends who have been infinitely patient with me when I managed to work in historical tales from the Progressive Era into every other conversation. You rarely acted annoyed, and I love you for that. Next semester I take ethics…. Lord, have mercy.