Moira Reynolds received her B.A. from Dalhousie University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston University. She has worked as a medical technologist and cancer researcher and is now a free-lance writer. Among her publications are The Outstretched Hand: Modern Medical Discoveries, Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Mid-Nineteenth Century United States: Pen and Conscience, Women Advocates of Reproductive Rights, and How Pasteur Changed History.