E. SUSAN BARBER completed her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park. She teaches at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, where she is assistant professor of history and coordinates the women's studies program. She has published several articles on social life in Confederate Richmond.
BESS BEATTY is an associate professor of history at Oregon State University. She has published A Revolution Gone Backward: The Black Response to National Politics, 1876–1896 (1987) and Alamance: The Holt Family and Industralization in a North Carolina County, 1837– 1900 (1999). Her new project has the working title “Traveling Beyond Her Sphere: American Women Tour Europe, 1814–1914.”
EMILY BINGHAM is an independent scholar in Louisville, Kentucky, where she has taught at the University of Louisville and Bellarmine College. She co-edited with Thomas A. Underwood The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal: Essays After I'll Take My Stand (2001). She is currently completing a book about three generations of an assimilating Jewish family in the nineteenth-century United States.
JAMES TAYLOR CARSON is the author of Searching for the Bright Path: The Mississippi Choctaws from Prehistory to Removal (1999) and a number of articles and essays on gender and the Mississippi Choctaws. His essay in this volume is part of an initial endeavor to explore more broadly relations between gender and production across the native South. He teaches history at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
EMILY CLARK is assistant professor of history at the University of Southern Mississippi. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Tulane University and is the author of the forthcoming Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727–1834. Her articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly and the Historical Journal.
STEPHANIE COLE is assistant professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her book, Servants and Slaves: Domestic Service in Antebellum North/South Border Cities, is forthcoming from the University of Illinois Press. She is currently working on a study of the construction of race in the U.S. Southwest during the Jim Crow era.
SUSANNA DELFINO teaches American history at the University of Genoa, Italy. She has written on the U.S. South, the early Southwest, and the West. Among her major publica-