Douglas R. Egerton is Professor of History at Le Moyne College. He is the author of the forthcoming Death or Liberty: African Americans and the American Revolution (2007), He Shall Go Out Free: The Lives of Denmark Vesey (1999), Gabriel's Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802(1993), and Charles Fenton Mercer and the Trial of National Conservatism (1989). Alison Games teaches Atlantic history at Georgetown University, where she is the Dorothy M. Brown Distinguished Professor of History. She is the author of Migration and the Origins of the English Atlantic World (1999), winner of the Theodore Saloutos Prize in Immigration and Ethnic History. She has written extensively on different aspects of Atlantic history, and her articles have appeared in such journals as Slavery and Abolition, Itinerario, the American Historical Review, and the William and Mary Quarterly. Jane Landers is Associate Professor of History at Vanderbilt University and the author and editor of a number of books on Africans and the circum-Atlantic world, among them the prize-winning Black Society in Spanish Florida. Kris Lane is Associate Professor of History at the College of William Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. His books include Pillaging the Empire Piracy in the Americas, 1500-1750(1998)and Quito, 1599: City Colony in Transition (2002). His other published works treat the topics of piracy slavery, gold mining, headhunting, and witchcraft in colonial Ecuador and Colombia. He is currently completing a book on the early modern emerald trade. Donald R. Wright is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York-Cortland, where he teaches African, African American, and world history. He is the author of The World and a Very Small Place in Africa. A History of Globalization in Niumi, The Gambia (2nd ed., 2004), and two books in Harlan Davidson's American History Series: African Americans in the Colonial Era: From African Origins through the American Revolution (2nd ed., 2000), and African Americans in the Early Republic, 1789-1831 (1993).Donald R. Wright is the author of 'The Atlantic World: A History, 1400-1888', published 2007 under ISBN 9780882952451 and ISBN 0882952455.