Walter Rucker is assistant professor of history at Ohio State University in Columbus. He received his PhD from the University of California, Riverside in 1999. Prior to coming to Ohio State in 2003, Professor Rucker was an assistant professor of history and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL). His teaching and research interests include Atlantic world/African diasporic history, pan-Africanism, slave culture and resistance, and black social movements. He has delivered a number of professional talks and authored journal articles appearing in the Journal of Black Studies, the Journal of Negro History, and the Black Scholar. His first book The River Flows On: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity Formation in Early America will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2005.James Nathaniel Upton received his PhD in political science in 1976 from Ohio State University, where he is an associate professor in the African American and African Studies Department. He was the recipient of the Ohio State University 2005 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. His recent publications include From Civil Rights to National Rights: The Development of Race as a Nationality Concept (with R. Maples) in Ethnicity and Housing: Accommodating Differences, Frederick W. Boal, ed., 2000, Multiculturalism: A New Understanding of Nationality (with R. Maples) in Community, Difference and Diversity: Implications for Peace, Edison Bailey and Paula Smithka, eds., 2002, and Racial Violence in the United States: 1900-1919 in Encyclopedia of Modern Ethnic Conflicts, Joseph Rudolph, ed., 2003.
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