ways too numerous to reckon. If this
were a film, they would all get executiveproducer credits. As it is, all I can offer
here is my deepest gratitude and affection.
I’d also like to add a special word of thanks to Ms. Akua Mansah, who has
spent the better part of eight years as our children’s caregiver during the days
(and sometimes nights), while my wife and I pursued our respective careers. Rais-
ing three small children while trying to write, teach, and manage all the other
obligations of an academic in today’s university is a challenge even with help, but