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Contributors Mary W. Blanchard, Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis, is the author of "Anglo-American Aesthetes and Native Indian Corn: Candace Wheeler and the Revision of American Nationalism" (Journal of American Studies, December, 1993). She has just completed a manuscript, "Oscar Wilde's America: The Aesthetic Movement and the Hidden Life of the Gilded Age, 1876-1893," and Oscar Wilde's America: Aesthetic Style in the Gilded Age is forthcoming from Yale University Press. Joan C. Browning is a freelance writer and columnist. She is writing an autobiographical sketch to be pubUshed with those of nine other white women, Southerners and Northerners, some of whom were present at the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Southern Student Organizing Committee, or Students for a Democratic Society: Emmie Schrader Adams, Elaine DeLott Baker, Dorothy Dawson Burlage, Sandra Cason, Constance Curry, Theresa Del Pozzo, Penny Patch, Betty Garman Robinson, and Sue Thrasher. NUPUR CHAUDHURI is the co-president of the Coordinating Council for Women in History. She has co-edited, with Margaret Strobel, Western Women and Imperialism: Complicity and Resistance and, more recently, has guest edited, with Cheryl Johnson-Odim, a special issue of the National Women's Studies Journal on feminism from a global perspective. Catherine Clinton is the author and editor of several books on southern history, women's history, and CivU War studies. She is co-editing a coUection of essays entitled The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South (forthcoming from Oxford University Press). Jan C. Dawson is professor of history and chair of women's studies at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. She is the author of The Unusable Past: America's Puritan Tradition, 1830 to 1930. Darlene Clark Hine is John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University and editor of Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia (1993). Her work in progress includes a biography of Madam C. J. Walker (forthcoming from Harlan Davidson). C. KlRK HUTSON received his PhJD. in agricultural history and rural studies from Iowa State University. His article, "Hot 'N' Nasty: Black Oak Arkansas and Its Effect on Rural Southern Culture," won the 1994 Gingles Award 1996 Contributors 243 for best article on Arkansas history. He is the author of Black Oak Arfansas: An Analysis of a Southern Rock and Roll Band. CAROLYN ROSS JOHNSTON is a professor of history and American studies at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is the author of Sexual Power: Feminism and the Family in America (1992), and Jack London: An American Radical (1984). She is currently writing a book on Cherokee women in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Molly Ladd-Taylor is associate professor of history at York University. Her publications include Mother-Work Women, Child Welfare and the State, 1890-1930 (1994), and Raising a Baby the Government Way: Mothers'Letters to the Children's Bureau, 1915-1936 (1986). JOANNE Meyerowttz teaches U.S. women's history at the University of Cincinnati. She is the author of Women Adrift: Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930, and the editor oiNotJune Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960. Eva MOSKOWTTZ has taught women's history at Vanderbilt University, the University of Virginia, and the CoUege of Staten Island. She is completing The Therapeutic Gospel: Personal Problems and PubUc Debate in Modern America , a book that deals with the history and political implications, particularly the gendered implications, of Americans' investment in the psyche. She is also the producer and director of Some Spirit in Me, a historical documentary about changing gender relations in the post-World War Î period. STEPHEN H. NORWOOD is associate professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Labor's Flaming Youth: Telephone Operators and Worker Militancy, 1878-1923 (1990), and is currently writing a book on strikebreaking in the twentieth-century U.S. Christtna Simmons is associate professor of history at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario. She co-edited Passion and Power: Sexuality in History (1989) with Kathy Peiss and is currently completing a book on early twentieth-century American discourses on female sexuaUty, courtship , and marriage among native-born whites and African Americans. SUSAN Mosher...


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