Patricia U. Bonomi did her doctoral work at Columbia University and is currently professor of history at New York University. Her publications include A Factious People: Politics and Society in Colonial New York ( 1971) and essays on churchgoing in colonial America and eighteenth-century revivalism. She is now writing an interpretive history of the religious culture of colonial America.
Stephen Botein is associate professor of history at Michigan State University. He has published articles on the history of American printers and clergymen as well as lawyers. He is currently at work on a book about "expertise" in eighteenth-century America.
Gerald L. Geison is associate professor in the Program in History of Science at Princeton University. His publications include Michael Foster and the Cambridge School of Physiology: The Scientific Enterprise in Late Victorian Society ( 1978) and numerous articles for the Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
Robert W. Gordon is professor of law at Stanford University. He has published articles on the history of the legal profession, contract law, legal theory, and legal historiography. His current work concerns the relation of corporate and administrative law and practice to political and economic thought in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as problems of theory and method in legal historiography.
Donald M. Scott teaches history at Brown University. He is the author of From Office to Profession: The New England Ministry, 1750-1850 and, with Bernard W. Wishy, co-author of America's Families: A Documentary History. He is currently at work on a book on the popular lecture and the formation of public culture in mid-nineteenth-century America.