warwick anderson is the Robert Turell Professor in Medical Historyand
Population Health Sciences and chair of the Department of Medical History
and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of
laura briggs is associate professor in the Women’s Studies Department
at the University of Arizona. She is the author of Reproducing Empire: Race,
Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico (2002).
kathleen brown is associate professor of History at the University of
Pennsylvania. She is the author of Good Wives, NastyWenches, and Anxious
Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (1996).
nancy f. cott is the Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History
at Harvard University and faculty director of the Schlesinger Library on the
History of Women; her most recent book is Public Vows: A History of Mar-
riage and the Nation (2000).
shannon lee dawdy, assistant professor of anthropology at the Univer-
sity of Chicago, is an archaeologist and historical ethnographer focusing on
the colonial South and the Caribbean.
linda gordon is professor of history at New York University. Her most
recent book, DearSisters, edited with Ros Baxandall (2000), offers a histori-