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Contributors MICHAEL L. CONNIFF serves as Professor of History and codirector of the Institute for Latin American Studies at Auburn University. He has written and edited a number of books on Latin America, including Urban Politics in Brazil (1981) and Modern Brazil (1989). He is currently writing broad treatments of Latin American history and Africans in the Americas, plus editing a volume on populism in the region. CYRUS B. DAWSEY is chairman and Professor of the Department of Geography and codirector of the Institute for Latin American Studies at Auburn University . He has published over forty professional articles and reviews on a wide range of topics, including Latin American cultural and economic geography, computer cartography, and geographic education. JAMES M. DAWSEY, until recently, the Alumni Professor of religious studies at Auburn University, is currently the Dean of the Faculty at Emory and Henry College. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, he obtained his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies in 1983 from Emory University. He is the author of The Lukan Voice: Confusion and Irony in the Gospel of Luke, and the coauthor of From Wasteland to Promised Land: Liberation Theology for a Post-Marxist World. JOHN C. DAWSEY has published several important papers on anthropological topics in Brazil. In addition to his work on the cultural identity of the Confederados , he has conducted extensive research related to the boias frias sugarcane workers in the Piracicaba area. A Ph.D. graduate from Emory University, he is a member of the faculty at the Methodist University of Piracicaba and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. The personal background of Cyrus (Sonny) ,James, andJohn Dawsey is tied to the history of the Confederados. They and their sister, Suzanne, grew up in the interior of the state of Sao Paulo in the household of Cy and Marshlea who were missionaries of the Methodist Church. Cy was born in Brazil (as wasJohn), and he was the son of Cyrus, Sr., who also was a missionary and a bishop of the Methodist Church. Cyrus, Sr., arrived in Brazil in 1914, and he preached his first sermon at the Campo chapel of the Americans. For several years the family lived in Americana, and friendships with the descendants of the early adventurers have been maintained over the years. WAYNE FLYNT is Distinguished University Professor in the History Department at Auburn University. Author of eight books, the best known is Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites (1989), which won the Lillian Smith Award, the Alabama Library Association Award for Non-Fiction, the James F. Sulzby, Jr., Award of the Alabama Historical Association, and the Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1990-91 award. Contributors JAMES M. GRAVOIS serves as reference librarian in the Microforms and Documents Department ofAuburn University Libraries. As a high-school social studies teacher, he was the recipient of a National Fellowship for Independent Study in the Humanities in 1988. His research topic was Conquistadors and Mystics: The Paradox of Sixteenth-Century Spain. WILLIAM C. GRIGGS is the president of Southwest Museum Services in Houston, Texas, an international corporation that designs and builds interpretive exhibits . A Fulbright Scholar who has served as executive director of two of Texas's most important museums, Griggs taught museum management in Rio de Janeiro to Brazilian museum professionals. He is the author of The Elusive Eden: Frank McMullan's Confederate Colony in Brazil (1987), and a recently completed work entitled Parson Henry Renfro: Free Thinking on the Texas Frontier (1994), both of which were published by the University of Texas Press. EUGENE C. HARTER, writer, journalist and career diplomat in the United States Senior Foreign Service is author of Boilerplating America: The Hidden Newspaper (1991) and The Lost Colony of the Confederacy (1985), named companion book to the PBS documentary The Last Confederates. He has lectured and published in the fields ofjournalism, communications, and American history both in the U.S. and Latin America. LAURA JARNAGIN (PANG) is the director of the Latin American Center and an associate professor of history and Latin American studies at Colorado School of Mines where her efforts focus on internationalizing engineering education. The author of articles on such issues as the environment and nonrenewable natural resources in Latin America, she is also a consultant to private corporations and Latin American governments on these same matters. She continues to research nineteenth-century Brazilian socioeconomic history and is the coauthor of several articles on contemporary Brazil for Current History. CECIL ATAIDE MELO is Senior Teaching...


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