PAUL A. CIMBALA is Associate Professor of History at Fordham University in New York City. He has published several articles on slavery and Reconstruction and was an editor of The Black Abolitionist Papers: Canada, 1830-1865 ( 1986). He is also the author of the forthcoming book, The Freedmen's Bureau and the Reconstruction of Georgia.
RANDALL M. MILLER is Professor of History and Director of American Studies at Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia. He has published sixteen books, including the award-winning "Dear Master": Letters of a Slave Family ( 1978; rev. and enl. 1990) and (with John David Smith) the award-winning Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery ( Greenwood, 1988; enl. 1997). His latest book (with Linda Patterson Miller) is The Book of American Diaries ( 1995).
KATHLEEN C. BERKELEY is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
ELLEN CHESLER is a fellow at the Twentieth Century Fund in New York City.
ANN D. GORDON is Editor of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers project at Rutgers University.
ANNE KLEJMENT is Associate Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.