Dr. Lynne Guitar earned the Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University in December 1998. At the time of her award she was ABD at that institution and a Fulbright Fellow in the Dominican Republic, where she elected to reside permanently. Today she teaches history at El Colegio Americano de Santo Domingo and is co-administrator for Student and Researcher Services. A revised version of her essay was published in the Colonial Latin American Historical Review.