Richard Graham is F. H. Nalle Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of Britain and the Onset of Modernization in Brazil (1968), Patronage and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Brazil (1990), Independence in Latin America (1972; 1994) and most recently, Feeding the City: From Street Market to Liberal Reform in Salvador, Brazil, 1780- 1860 (2010). His is also the editor of several books and has written chapters and articles on Brazilian political, economic, and social history, with special focus on slavery and race in the nineteenth century. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Filipa Ribeiro da Silva received her Ph.D. at Leiden University in 2009 and is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull. Her main research interest is early modern Atlantic history. A forthcoming book is entitled, Dutch and Portuguese in Western Africa: States, Merchants, and the Atlantic System, 1580–1674.
John D. Garrigus is associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is the author of Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in Saint-Domingue (2006) and co-editor with Laurent Dubois of a collection of primary sources on the Haitian Revolution, Slave Revolution in the Caribbean (2006). He and Christopher Morris recently co-edited Assumed Identities: The Meanings of Race in the Atlantic World (2010).
Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago is professor I in the departments of History and Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University. He is the author of An Agrarian Republic: Commercial Agriculture and the Politics of Peasant Communities in El Salvador, 1823–1914 (1999), and co-editor of Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-State: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean (1998), Landscapes of Struggle: Politics, Society and Community in El Salvador (2004), and co-author of To Rise in Darkness: Revolution, Repression, and Memory in El Salvador, 1920-1932 (2008). Originally from Puerto Rico, he now lives in Harlem.
Hal Langfur is associate professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he teaches the history of Brazil, colonial Latin America, and the Atlantic world. He is the author of The Forbidden Lands: Colonial Identity, Frontier Violence, and the Persistence of Brazil’s Eastern Indians, 1750–1830 [End Page v] (2006), which began as a dissertation supervised by Richard Graham at the University of Texas.
Alida Metcalf is Harris Masterson Jr. Professor of History at Rice University. She is the author of Family and Frontier in Colonial Brazil (1992) and Go- Betweens and the Colonization of Brazil (2006), and co-author of The Return of Hans Staden: A Go-Between in the Atlantic World (forthcoming). Her two current areas of research are the cartographers of the sixteenth-century Atlantic world and the social and architectural history of Rio de Janeiro. She has taught as a Fulbright lecturer in Brazil and made her academic home for many years at Trinity University in San Antonio. [End Page vi]