Tamar Herzog is Professor of History at Stanford University. Among her publications are Upholding Justice: State, Law, and the Penal System in Quito (2004); Defining Nations: Immigrants and Citizens in Early Modern Spain and Spanish America (2003); Ritos de control, prácticas de negociación: pesquisas, visitas y residencias y las relaciones entre Quito y Madrid (1650-1750) (2000); and Mediación, archivos y ejercicio: los escribanos de Quito (1996). She is co-editor of Polycentric Monarchies: How did Early Modern Spain and Portugal Achieve and Maintain a Global Hegemony? (2012); The Collective and the Public in Latin America: Cultural Identities and Political Order (2000); and Observation and Communication: The Construction of Realities in the Hispanic World (1997).
Russell Lohse is Assistant Professor of Latin American History at The Pennsylvania State University. He is completing the manuscript of Africans into Creoles: Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity in Colonial Costa Rica, 1502-1750. He has published articles and book chapters on ethnicity and the slave trade, the Yoruba in Costa Rica, and the abolition of slavery in Colombia.
David Carey Jr. is Professor of History and Women and Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine (Portland) and author of Our Elders Teach Us: Maya-Kaqchikel Historical Perspectives; Engendering Mayan History: Kaqchikel Women as Agents and Conduits of the Past, 1875-1970, and the forthcoming I Ask for Justice: Maya Women, Dictators, and Crime in Guatemala, 1898-1944.
John F. Schwaller is Professor of History and President of the State University of New York at Potsdam. A noted scholar of early colonial Latin America, he has written several monographs on the secular clergy in early colonial Mexico, and a survey of the history of the Catholic Church in Latin America. He conducts research in both Nahuatl and Spanish and is co-author of a study of the founding of the Villa Rica de la Veracruz and the members of the Cortés expedition, which will be published by the University of Texas Press. [End Page v]