Keith L. Dougherty is associate professor of political science at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on institutional design, American political development, and social choice. Most of his historical research is directly related to the Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitutional Convention.
David A. Fyfe is assistant professor of geography at York College of Pennsylvania. He recently completed his dissertation, "Commerce and Sociability in Small-Town America: Explorations in Historical GIScience," at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include historical geography, historical geographic information systems, small-town America, and tourism geographies.
Deryck W. Holdsworth is Ruby S. and E. Willard Miller Professor of Geography at Pennsylvania State University. He has published articles on corporate capitalism and the downtown office building; was coeditor of the Historical Atlas of Canada, volume 3 (1990); and authored, with Peter Ennals, Homeplace: The Making of the Canadian Dwelling over Three Centuries (1998). His current research interests include commercial dictionaries, counting-house knowledge, and methods of visualizing qualitative data at the interface of historical geography and geographic information systems.
Ho-fung Hung is assistant professor of sociology at Indiana University. He researches and publishes on contentious politics, globalization, nationalism, and social theory. He is working on a project that delineates China's particular form of modernity by examining how the neo-Confucianist ideology shapes its trajectory of state formation and popular contention from the eighteenth century to the present, in contrast to the European trajectories. Another project explores the global impact of China's contemporary rise in historical perspective. His edited book, China and the Transformation of Global Capitalism, is forthcoming. [End Page 117]
David I. Kertzer is provost, Dupee University Professor of Social Science, and professor of anthropology and Italian studies at Brown University. His most recent books include The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara (1997), The Popes against the Jews: The Vatican's Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism (2001), Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes' Secret Plot to Capture Rome from the New Italian State (2004), and Amalia's Tale: An Impoverished Peasant Woman, an Ambitious Attorney, and a Fight for Justice (2008).