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lawrence cappello is the Director of Quantitative Research at the New York Center for Latino Studies and a lecturer at CUNY Queens College, where he teaches a course on the history of privacy in the United States.

doug genens is a doctoral candidate in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He studies twentieth-century poverty and social policy.

barry goldberg is a doctoral candidate in History at the CUNY Graduate Center. His dissertation, “The World of Our Children: Jews, Puerto Ricans, and the Politics of Place and Race on the Lower East Side, 1963–1993,” examines urban Jewish politics in late twentieth-century America.

jorge p. gordin is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile, and Executive Editor of JPLA, Journal of Politics in Latin America. His research interests include political institutions, comparative federalism, decentralization, and intergovernmental fiscal relations. He is the Director of “The Architecture of Diversity,” a research project on institutional design and conflict management in the Americas financed by the International Development Research Centre, Canada, and Principal Investigator of the research project “The Political Economy of Unequal Representation: Subnational Fiscal Distribution and Soft-Budget Constraints in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico,” financed by the Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico, Chile.

joe merton is Lecturer in Twentieth-Century History at the University of Nottingham. He is beginning work on the fear of crime and the transformation of New York City during the 1970s and has published several articles and essays on “white ethnic” identity politics during the 1970s, including in the Historical Journal and the European Journal of American Culture.

linda nash is Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington, where she directs the Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of Inescapable Ecologies: A History of Body, Environment, and Knowledge (University of California Press, 2006), which won the AHA’s Albert Dunning Prize.

mical raz, M.D., Ph.D., is a physician and historian of medicine. She is the author of The Lobotomy Letters: The Making of American Psychosurgery (University of Rochester, 2013) and What’s Wrong with the Poor? Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty (University of North Carolina Press, 2013). Her current work looks at the intersection of mental health and child welfare policy in Philadelphia in the 1960s and 1970s. [End Page 197]



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