Stephen J. Goldfarb holds a doctorate in the history of science and technology from Case Western Reserve University, and is on the staff of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library in Atlanta, Georgia.
Matthew Baigell is a professor at Rutgers University. His Artist and Identity in Twentieth Century American Art appeared in 2000. He co-authored Peeling Potatoes and Painting Pictures: Women's Art in Russia, Estonia, and Latvia in the 1990s and co-edited Complex Identities: Jewish Consciousness and Identity in Modern Art, both of which will appear in 2001.
Andrew R. Heinze is a professor of history and director of the Swig Judaic Studies Program at the University of San Francisco. This essay is part of a bookin progress, Jews and the American Soul in the Twentieth Century. The author gladly acknowledges the generosity of the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation in support of this project.
Sonja P. Wentling was selected as a Hoover Scholar, Class of 1998, by the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association, and was also the recipient of the 1999 Starkoff Fellowship of the American Jewish Archives. She is presently completing her dissertation, "Ambivalence and Ambiguity: The Hoover Administration and Zionism," at Kent State University.
Carole B. Balin is assistant professor of history at Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in New York. Her book To Reveal Our Hearts: Jewish Women Writers in Tsarist Russia (HUC Press, 2000) provides a view of Jewish women within their Russian milieu that is far more nuanced than the images of balabuste (housewife) and revolutionary currently held in collective Jewish memory.
Susan Roth Breitzer is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Iowa. She is writing a dissertation on the history of Chicago' s Jewish working class from the 1880's through the 1920's.
Carol K. Coburn is associate professor and chair of humanities and adjunct professor of women' s studies at Avila College. She is the author of Life at Four Corners: Religion, Gender and Education in a German-Lutheran Community [End Page 1] 1868-1945 (University Press of Kansas, 1992) and, with Martha Smith, Spirited Lives: How Nuns Shaped Catholic Culture and American Life, 1836-1920 (University of North Carolina Press, 1999).
Leonard Dinnerstein is professor of history at the University of Arizona. Among his published works are The Leo Frank Case (1968), America and the Survivors of the Holocaust (1982) and Antisemitism in America (1994) which won the National Jewish Book Award in History that year.
Michael Kazin is professor of history at Georgetown University. He is the author of Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era, The Populist Persuasion: An American History, and co-author, with Maurice Isserman, of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s.
Michael P. Kramer teaches American literature and intellectual history in the English Department at Bar-Ilan University. He is the author of Imagining Language in America, From the Revolution to the Civil War and editor of New Essays on Seize the Day. He is co-editor of two forthcoming volumes, The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature (with Hana Wirth-Nesher) and The Orthodox Jewish Sermon in America (with Menahem Blondheim). He is also working on a monograph on Jewish American thought and writing with the working title, "The Art of Assimilation.
Sarah Abrevaya Stein is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research compares modern Jewish history and culture in the Russian and Ottoman Empires.