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M. Christine Anderson is assistant professor of history at Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. As a non-Catholic, her understanding of community service and leadership among Catholic women religious has been enriched by working in Xavier University's urban service learning program with sisters from several orders at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center. The center operates a few blocks from the site of the original Santa Maria Institute. Anderson's current research focuses on relationships among orphanages and with different social communities in nineteenth-century Cincinnati. <>

Greta Bucher is assistant professor of history at the United States Military Academy, West Point. She recently has worked with historian Kate Transchel to translate and edit Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927–1941 by Lena Osokina for M. E. Sharpe, and currently is finishing a book on urban women in the postwar Soviet Union. <>

Linda L. Clark, professor of history at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, is the author of Schooling the Daughters of Marianne: Textbooks and the Socialization of Girls in Modern French Primary Schools (1984) and a number of articles on French education and women in French administration. Her book on gender and public administration in France since 1830 is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.<>

Susan K. Freeman is a doctoral student at the Ohio State University, where she is completing a dissertation on adolescent girls and sex education in the mid-century United States.

Kornelia Freitag is assistant professor of American literature at the University of Potsdam, Germany, where the Volkswagen Foundation funds her research work. In 1997–1998, she was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University, and currently is completing a book on experimental women writers and cultural criticism in the United States. She has published on contemporary American women's poetry and prose, Stephen Crane, and Art Spiegelman. <>

Amanda Frisken recently completed her Ph.D. in history at the State [End Page 244] University of New York at Stony Brook. Her dissertation, "Sexual Politics in Reconstruction: The Woodhull Years, 1870–76," explores Victoria Woodhull as a cultural icon. She is currently a visiting assistant professor in the American Studies Department at the State University of New York at Old Westbury.<>

Laura E. Nym Mayhall is assistant professor of history at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She is coeditor, with Ian Christopher Fletcher and Philippa Levine, of Women's Suffrage in the British Empire: Citizenship, Nation, and Race (Routledge, 2000). She currently is completing a book on gender and citizenship in late-Victorian and Edwardian Britain. <>

Susan E. Myers-Shirk is assistant professor at of history Middle Tennessee State University. She received her Ph. D. from Penn State University in 1994. Her research interests include the history of gender and sexuality, twentieth-century U.S. intellectual and professional culture, and U.S. Protestantism. She was awarded a 1997–1998 Faculty Fellowship by the Pew Program in Religion and American History at Yale University. She spent the 1998 spring semester at Princeton University's Center for the Study of American Religion revising her manuscript tentatively entitled "Helping God Heal: Protestant Ministers, Psychotherapeutic Culture, and the Transformation of Moral Authority, 1925–1965." <>

Karen Offen is Senior Scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University. Her book, European Feminisms, 1700–1950: A Political History will be published in 2000 by Stanford University Press. <>

Virginia Sapiro is Sophonisba P. Breckinridge Professor of political science and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her most recent books are Women in American Society: An Introduction to Women's Studies (1998) and A Vindication of Political Virtue: The Political Theory of Mary Wollstonecraft (1992), which won an award from the American Political Science Association for best book on women and politics in 1992. Her current research is on a history of political action in the United States. <>

E. Patricia Tsurumi is professor emerita of...


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