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Marilyn Schultz Blackwell completed her doctorate in U.S. history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1996. She currently teaches courses in U.S. and women's history at Community College of Vermont and is expanding her research on gender, public health, and the welfare state.

Susan K. Cahn is associate professor of history at the State University of New York, Buffalo. Her current research is on adolescent girlhood and sexuality in the modern American South.

Sarah C. Chambers received her doctorate in Latin American history from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992, and is assistant professor of history at the University of Minnesota. She is author of From Subjects to Citizens: Honor, Gender, and Politics in Arequipa, Peru, 1780-1854 (Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming), and currently is researching gender relations and ideologies during the transition from colonialism to independence in South America.

Lisa Lindquist Dorr is a doctoral candidate in American history and fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and Afro-American Studies at the University of Virginia. She is working on her dissertation entitled "'Messin' White Women': White Women, Black Men, and Rape in Virginia, 1900-1960." Her article, "Images of Alice: Gender, Deviancy, and Love Murder in Memphis," appears in the Journal of the History of Sexuality 6, no. 1 (1995).

Sara M. Evans is Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota where she has taught women's history since 1976. She is the author of several books, including Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left (1979) and Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America (1989).

Elizabeth Faue is associate professor of history at Wayne State University. She is author of Community of Suffering and Struggle: Women, Men, and the Labor Movement in Minneapolis, 1915-1945 (1991), Writing the Wrongs: Eva McDonald Valesh and the Political Culture of American Labor Reform (Cornell University Press, forthcoming), and essays on gender, labor, and politics. [End Page 232]

Joanne L. Goodwin is associate professor of history at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her research interests include a gender analysis of U.S. social policy, and women's involvement in social politics. Her book entitled Gender and the Politics of Welfare Reform (1997) details the political components of early-twentieth-century local welfare through Chicago's mothers' pension program. Her most recent project continues to explore her interest in survival strategies of working-class women. Using oral histories of women who worked in hotel-casinos between 1945 and 1985, the project examines the ways in which ideas about gender and sexuality merged with new patterns of postwar consumption.

Susan R. Grayzel is assistant professor of history at the University of Mississippi. Her work on women and the First World War has appeared in the International History Review and 20th Century British History, and will appear in her book Women's Identities at War: Gender, Motherhood, and Politics in Britain and France during the First World War (1999).

Sandra Stanley Holton holds an Australian Research Council Senior Research Fellowship in the history department at the University of Adelaide. Her publications include Feminism and Democracy: Women's Suffrage and Reform Politics, 1900-1918 (1986), and Suffrage Days: Stories from the Women's Suffrage Movement (1996). Currently, she is working on a biography of Alice Clark.

Laura L. Phillips is associate professor of history at Eastern Washington University. Her monograph on working-class drinking in revolutionary Russia is forthcoming from Northern Illinois University Press.

Claire C. Robertson is associate professor of history and women's studies at The Ohio State University. She has authored Sharing the Same Bowl (1984); Women and Slavery in Africa, with Martin Klein (1983); Women and Class in Africa, with Iris Berger (1986); Trouble Showed the Way: Women, Men, and Trade in the Nairobi Area, 1890-1990 (1997); and "We Only Come Here to Struggle": Stories from Berida's Life (Indiana University Press, forthcoming), a life history coauthored with Berida Ndambuki. Nearing completion are a videotape that will accompany the life history and Shades of Othering: Representations of Female Genital Mutilation (Indiana University Press, forthcoming). In 1998...


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