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Adam Green

Adam Green is assistant professor of history and American studies and director of graduate studies at New York University. His interests include urban studies, critical race theory, comparative racial politics, cultural economy and transnational studies. His books include "Time Longer than Rope: Studies in African American Activism, 1850-1950" (co-editor with Charles Payne, 2003) and the forthcoming "Selling the Race: Culture and Community in Black Chicago, 1940-1955."


Gary Y. Okihiro

Gary Y. Okihiro is director of the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race and professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University. He has written nine books, including "The Columbia Guide to Asian American History" (2001), "Storied Lives: Japanese American Students and World War II" (1999), "Whispered Silences: Japanese Americans and World War II" (1996), and "Margins and Mainstreams: Asians in American History and Culture" (1994). He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Studies Association and was president of the Association for Asian American Studies.


Christopher H. Pyle

Christopher H. Pyle is professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College and an activist whose interests include history, law and politics, with an emphasis on civil liberties. He is the author of "The President, Congress, and the Constitution" (with Richard Pious, 1984), "Military Surveillance of Civilian Politics" (1986), and "Extradition, Politics, and Human Rights" (2001). He served on the staff of the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, also known as the Church Commission.


Ellen Schrecker

Ellen Schrecker is professor of American history at Yeshiva University and the author of "No Ivory Tower: McCarthyism and the Universities" (1986), "The Age of McCarthyism: A Short History with Documents" (1994) and "Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America" (1998), as well as many popular and scholarly articles about the McCarthy period.


Geoffrey R. Stone

Geoffrey R. Stone is the Harry Kalven, Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He is the author of "Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era" (2001) and "Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism" (2004), as well as many other books.


Athan Theoharis

Athan Theoharis is professor of history at Marquette University and specializes in federal surveillance policy, especially the history of the FBI after 1932. He has written extensively on civil liberties, federal surveillance policy, and authority and secrecy in government. He is the author of several books, including "Chasing Spies" (2002) and "The FBI and American Democracy: A Brief Critical History" (2004).