Ida Altman taught at the University of New Orleans until 2006, when she joined the University of Florida history department. She is author of Emigrants and Society. Extremadura and Spanish America in the Sixteenth Century and Transatlantic Ties in the Spanish Empire: Brihuega, Spain, and Puebla, Mexico, 1560-1620, and co-author, with Sarah Cline and Juan Javier Pescador, of The Early History of Greater Mexico.
Susie Minchin received her Ph.D. in History from Cambridge University in 1998. She subsequently held an Albin Salton Fellowship at the Warburg Institute, University of London, and is currently Visiting Fellow at King’s College London.
Linda A. Newson did her Ph.D. in Geography at University College London and has since been on the faculty of King’s College London, where she is now Professor of Geography. She has written four books dealing with native American populaton decline and cultural change in Trinidad, Nicaragua, Honduras and Ecuador and has recently published (with Susie Minchin) a book on the Portuguese slave trade, From Capture to Sale: The Portuguese Slave Trade to Spanish South America in the Early Seventeenth Century (Leiden: Brill, 2007). She is a Fellow of the British Academy.
Kathryn A. Sloan is Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Arkansas. She is the author of “Runaway Daughters: Women’s Masculine Roles in Elopement Cases in Nineteenth-Century Mexico,” in Anne Rubenstein and Victor Macias-González, eds., Mexico Uncut: Performance, Space, and Masculine Sexuality in Mexico after 1850 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, forthcoming 2007). She recently completed a book manuscript entitled Runaway Daughters: Elopement, Honor, and Working-Class Families in Nineteenth-Century Mexico.
David M. Stark is an assistant professor of History at Grand Valley State University, located in Allendale, Michigan. His research interests focus on slavery in seventeenth and eighteenth century Puerto Rico. [End Page v]