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Nancy F. Cott is the Jonathan Trumbull professor of American history at Harvard University, where she is also the director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute. Her most recent book is Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation (Harvard, 2000).

Leonore Davidoff is research professor in the sociology department and director of the Center for Cultural and Social History at the University of Essex. She was the founding editor of Gender and History and co-author (with Catherine Hall) of Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class (second edition, 2002). She also co-authored The Family Story: Blood, Contract, and Intimacy, 1830-1960 and is the author of a collection of essays, Worlds Between: Gender and Class in Historical Perspective.

Paula B. Doress-Worters is resident scholar at the Women's Studies Research Center of Brandeis University, where she is compiling a sourcebook of speeches and other documents by and about Ernestine L. Rose, and where she founded the Ernestine Rose Society to revive Rose's legacy. The web address for the Ernestine Rose Society is <>. In 1970, Doress-Worters was one of the original co-authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves and a co-founder of the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, where she researched, wrote, and lectured for over thirty years on a variety of women's health topics. <>

Ellen Dubois is professor of history at UCLA, where she is also involved in the women's studies program. She is the author of numerous histories of the U.S. suffrage movement, is co-editor (with Vicki Ruiz) of Unequal Sisters: A Multicultural Reader in U.S. Women's History, and is currently researching suffragism in an international context.

Stephanie Gilmore is a Ph.D. candidate in women's history at Ohio State University and managing editor of the Journal of Women's History. Her dissertation, entitled "Rethinking the Liberal/Radical Divide: The National Organization for Women in Memphis, Columbus, and San Francisco, 1966-1982," examines local-level, second-wave U.S. feminist activism comparatively to explore how location shapes feminist activism. <> [End Page 237]

Sandra Lauderdale Graham has taught at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia; Mount Holyoke College; and the University of Texas at Austin. Her most recent books are Caetana Says No: Women's Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and with Kenneth Mills and William B. Taylor, eds., Colonial Latin America: A Documentary History 2d. ed. (SR Books, 2002). She currently lives and writes in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Paisley Harris is assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac. Her dissertation, "Taking the Stage: Traveling Shows, Traveling Performers, and Competing Narratives of Respectability in the Public Sphere, 1905-1935," examines traveling shows as social, cultural, and political arenas that were particularly crucial in shaping ideas about class, race, and gender and which offered expressive space to women, the working class, and racial minorities. She is currently revising her dissertation into a book manuscript. Her current research involves laws, regulations, and legal cases involving traveling shows and show troupes.

Kate Haulman is visiting assistant professor of history at Tulane University. She is revising her manuscript, entitled "The Empire's New Clothes: The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century British North America," which examines the intersections of gender relations, social distinction, and political power in colonial and national culture. <>

Nancy Hewitt is professor of history and women's studies at Rutgers University. She has written extensively on women's activism and is most recently author of Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s to 1920s and is editor of A Companion to American Women's History.

Pippa Holloway is assistant professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University. She received her Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University in 1999. In 2001-2002, she served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Social Science Research Council's Sexuality Research Fellowship Program.

Robin Judd is assistant professor of Jewish and European history at...


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