Michael Staudenmaier: Michael Staudenmaier has been an active part of the anarchist movement in the United States for over twenty years. Currently pursuing his PhD in History at the University of Illinois-Urbana, Michael's activist work centers around supporting and encouraging resistance to white supremacy. he has published extensively in anarchist and academic journals, and is a contributor to The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism (Princeton UP, 2010), and The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). He lectures widely on a variety of topics related to struggles around issues of race and whiteness.
Manisha Sinha is associate professor of Afro-American studies and history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolinaand, with John H. Bracey Jr., the editor of the two-volume African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Twenty-first Century. At present, she is working on a book on African Americans and the movement to abolish slavery between 1775 and 1865.Penny Von Eschen is professor of history and American culture at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Race Against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937-1957and Satchmo Blows Up the World: Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War. She is currently working on a transnational history of Cold War memory, as well as a study of the global circulation of American culture in the post-World War II era.