Alfonso W. Quiroz is Professor of History at Baruch College and the Graduate School. He is currently working on the economic and intellectual history of Cuba in the nineteenth century. He has published several books, chapters, and articles on Peruvian and Cuban history and curated major exhibitions on the War of 1898 at the New York Public Library and New-York Historical Society. He has been awarded major grants from the Spanish Ministry of Education, McNamara Program of the World Bank, Humboldt Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Fulbright Commission among others. His books include Domestic and Foreign Finance in Modern Peru, 1850-1950: Financing Visions of Development (London and Pittsburgh: Macmillan and Pittsburgh University Press, 1993); Deudas olvidadas. Instrumentos de crédito en la economía colonial peruana. (Lima: Universidad Católica Press, 1993); Banqueros en conflicto. Estructura financiera y economía peruana, 1884-1930 (Lima: Universidad del Pacífico Press, 1990); and La deuda defraudada. Consolidación de 1850 y dominio económico en el Perú (Lima: Instituto Nacional de Cultura, 1987).