john l. brooke is Associate Professor of History at Tufts University. His first book, The Heart of the Commonwealth: Society and Political Culture in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1713–1861 (1989), received the Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians. He is currently working on a book examining the intellectual origins of Mormon cosmology.
richard buel, jr., teaches at Wesleyan University, where he is Professor of History and associate editor of History and Theory. He is the author of Securing the Revolution (1972), Dear Liberty (1980), and, with the late Joy D. Buel, The Way of Duty (1984).
jonathan m. chu is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Author of Neighbors, Friends, or Madmen: Quakers and the Puritan Adjustment to Heterodoxy in Seventeenth-Century Massachusetts (1985), he is currently writing on law and lawyers in colonial Massachusetts.
joseph a. ernst is Professor of History at York University. He is the author of Money and Politics in America, 1755–1775: A Study in the Currency Act of 1764 and the Political Economy of Revolution (1973).
robert a. gross is Director of American Studies and Professor of American Studies and History at the College of William and Mary. His first book, The Minutemen and Their World (1976), won the Bancroft Prize in American History. Author of Books and Libraries in Thoreau’s Concord: Two Essays (1988), he is completing a community study of Concord, Massachusetts, during the era of Emerson and Thoreau, entitled The Transcendentalists and Their World.
james leamon is Professor of History at Bates College. Coeditor of Maine in the Early Republic (1989), he is currently completing a history of the American Revolution in Maine.
michael lienesch is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of New Order of the Ages: Time, the Constitution, and the Making of American Political Thought (1988) and coeditor of Ratifying the Constitution (1989).
stephen a. marini is Professor of Religion at Wellesley College and Adjunct Professor of Church History at Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Author of Radical Sects of Revolutionary New England (1983), he is currently completing a large-scale study of religion and politics in the era of the American Revolution.
gregory h. nobles is Associate Professor of History at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His first book, Divisions throughout the Whole: Politics and Society in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, 1740–1773 (1983), and much of his subsequent research dealt with the social and economic development of rural society in western Massachusetts, ca. 1700–1850. He is now working on a broader study of American frontier regions.
stephen e. patterson is Professor in History at the University of New Brunswick. The author of Political Parties in Revolutionary Massachusetts (1973), he continues to explore the making of the new republic in two works in progress, The Origins of American Conservatism and American Revolution.
william pencak is Professor of History at Penn State University at Ogontz. He is the author of War, Politics, and Revolution in Provincial Massachusetts (1981), America’s Burke: The Mind of Thomas Hutchinson (1982), and For God and Country: The American Legion, 1919–1941 (1989).
alan taylor is Associate Professor of History at Boston University. He recently published his study of agrarian settlement and popular protest on the Maine frontier, Liberty Men and Great Proprietors: The Revolutionary Settlement on the Maine Frontier, 1760–1820 (1990). He is currently at work on a study of Cooperstown, New York, and the Cooper family, entitled William Cooper’s Town: Power and Persuasion on the Early American Frontier.