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Martha Ackelsberg is professor of and chair government at Smith College. She is the author of Free Women of Spain: Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women, and has written about women's community activism in both the U.S. and international contexts, on gender and public policy, feminist and democratic theory, changing understandings of families, and women in Jewish communities.

Ann Taylor Allen is professor of history at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the author of Feminism and Motherhood in Germany, 1800-1914 (Rutgers University Press) and many articles on the history of German and European feminism. In 2000-2001, her research was supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University, where she teaches in the American Studies Department. She is the author of The Journey Home: How Jewish Women Shaped Modern America and the editor of America and I: Short Stories by American Jewish Women Writers and Talking Back: Images of Jewish Women in American Popular Culture, as well as many other books and articles in women's and Jewish history.

Judith A. Baer is professor of political science at Texas A&M University. A former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Fulbright Scholar, her most recent book is Our Lives before the Law: Constructing a Feminist Jurisprudence (1999.)

Patricia Bell-Scott, who teaches family development and women's studies at the University of Georgia in Athens, is working on a book about Pauli Murray. A co-founding editor of SAGE: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women and founding member of the National Women's Studies Association, she has edited or co-edited several award-winning works on Black women including All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women's Studies with Gloria T. Hull and Barbara Smith (1982), Double Stitch: Black Women Write about Mothers and Daughters (1992), Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1995), and Flat-Footed Truths: Telling Black Women's Lives (1999). [End Page 211]

Eileen Boris, Hull Professor of Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, works on welfare justice as part of the Women's Committee of 100. She is co-editor of Voices of Women's Historians: The Personal, the Political, and the Professional (1999) and is currently finishing a manuscript entitled "Citizens on the Job: Race, Gender, and Rights in Modern America." She will edit a special issue of Journal of Women's History in winter 2004 on "Women's Labors." <>

Sandi E. Cooper, professor of history at the College of Staten Island and the Graduate School-CUNY, is the author of books and articles on the history of European peace movements, women in peace movements, and access to public higher education. She is currently working on a manuscript about European women in war and peace issues from 1889 to 1940. She has also served as chair of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, the Committee of Women Historians, and the University Faculty Senate of CUNY.

Barbara Epstein is professor in the history of conciousness department at University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the author of The Politics of Domesticity: Women, Evangelism, and Temperance in Nineteenth Century America (Wesleyan University Press, 1981) and co-editor of Cultural Politics and Social Movements (Temple University Press, 1995). She is currently working on a book about the Jewish resistance to fascism during World War Two, focusing on a study of the underground anti-Nazi movement in the Minsk (Belarus) ghetto.

Glenda Gilmore is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History at Yale University, where she has taught since 1995. She is the author of Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920, co-editor of Jumpin' Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights, and the editor of Who Were the Progressives? She is at work on a study of African American efforts to undermine southern white supremacy from 1915-1955, focusing on the ways that African Americans...


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