Anne Farrow, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank are veteran journalists for The Hartford Courant, the country's oldest newspaper in continuous publication. Farrow and Lang were the lead writers and Frank was the editor of the special slavery issue published by Northeast, the newspaper's Sunday magazine. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is co-editor with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., of African American Lives."From the Hardcover edition."