hal langfur is assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, presently on research leave as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin (1999). He is writing a book that explores relations among the Portuguese crown, settlers, slaves, and Indians in frontier regions of Minas Gerais, Brazil, during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

james p. woodard is a doctoral student in the History Department at Brown University. He received his B.A. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

rick a. lópez is assistant professor of history at Amherst College. He received his Ph.D. at Yale University (2001). He is completing a book manuscript on literati, foreigners, and indigenous artisans in postrevolutionary Mexican national culture from 1920 to...

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