ADELE LOGAN ALEXANDER lectures and writes about African-American and women's history. She is a doctoral candidate at Howard University and teaches at the University of Maryland. She is the author of Ambiguous Lives: Free Women of Color in Rural Georgia, 1789-1879 ( 1991).
ANN WILLIAMS BOUCHER received her doctorate from the University of Connecticut. She is Director of the Honors Program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the author of Alabama Women: Roles and Rebels ( 1978).
HARRIET E. AMOS DOSS is Associate Professor of history at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She did her graduate work at Emory University and is the author of Cotton City: Urban Development in Antebellum Mobile ( 1985).
ELIZABETH FOX-GENOVESE teaches history at Emory University, where she is the Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities. Her most recent books include Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South ( 1988) and Feminism without Illusions: A Critique of Individualism ( 1991).
JOANNE VARNER HAWKS is Director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women's Studies at the University of Mississippi. She has conducted research on women in southern legislatures and women in Mississippi. She is the coeditor with Shelia L. Skemp of Sex, Race and the Role of Women in the South ( 1983).
NORMA TAYLOR MITCHELL is Professor of history at Troy State University. She did her graduate work at Duke University and is a specialist in the history of women and religion.
SHERYL SPRADLING SUMME is a graduate of Troy State University and has a master's degree from Vanderbilt University. She has taught secondary-level and junior college history and currently is teaching at the Advent Episcopal School in Birmingham.