Contributions: Bruce E. Baker
Bruce E. Baker is Reader in American History at Newcastle University. He is the author of What Reconstruction Meant: Historical Memory in the American South (2007) and coeditor of After Slavery: Race, Labor, and Citizenship in the Reconstruction South (2013); he has also written several other books and articles covering Reconstruction, labor history, lynching, and the cotton trade.
Contributions: Adam H. Domby
Adam Domby is an Associate Professor of History at Auburn University, having previously worked at the College of Charleston. He is the author of The False Cause: Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory. In 2018, he won the John T. Hubble Prize for the best article in Civil War History. He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Contributions: Don H. Doyle
Don H. Doyle is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is known for his numerous books, including Faulkner’s County: The Historical Roots of Yoknapatawpha and The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War. He is currently working on an international history of Reconstruction.
Contributions: Brian K. Fennessy
Brian K. Fennessy received his PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is now a visiting assistant professor at the University of Richmond. His current project is on former Confederates who joined the Republican Party during Reconstruction.
Contributions: Michael Fitzgerald
Michael W. Fitzgerald is Professor of History at St. Olaf College. He is the author of The Union League Movement in the Deep South, Urban Emancipation: Popular Politics in Reconstruction Mobile, Splendid Failure, and, most recently, Reconstruction in Alabama (2017).
Contributions: Hilary Green
Hilary N. Green is an Associate Professor of History in the Department of Gender and Race Studies at the University of Alabama. She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890 (2016) as well as articles, book chapters, and other scholarly publications.
Contributions: Ethan Kytle
Ethan J. Kytle is Professor of History at California State University, Fresno. His latest book, coauthored with Blain Roberts, is Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy (2018). Dr. Kytle’s work has also appeared in the Journal of Southern History, American Nineteenth-Century History, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the Oxford American.
Contributions: Simon Lewis
Simon Lewis has been teaching African and Third World Literature at the College of Charleston since 1996. A former long-time director of the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW) program at the College, Dr. Lewis is the coeditor of three volumes of essays in USC Press’s Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World series: The Fruits of Exile: Central European Intellectual Immigration to America in the Age of Fascism, Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans, and The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War. He is also the author of two monographs on African literature and numerous refereed articles primarily on South African writers. He was recognized in 2021 with a Governor’s Award in the Humanities from South Carolina.
Contributions: Holly Pinheiro
Holly A. Pinheiro, Jr. is Assistant Professor of African American history in the History Department at Furman University. He has published articles in Jeronimo Zurita and the Journal of American Nineteenth-Century History. He is currently finalizing his monograph The Families’ Civil War: Northern African American Soldiers and The Fight for Racial Justice.
Contributions: Sergio Pinto-Handler
Sergio Pinto-Handler holds a PhD in Latin American History from Stony Brook University. His research examines abolitionism in nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at St. Olaf College.
Contributions: Shannon Smith
Shannon M. Smith is Associate Professor of History at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Minnesota, where she teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction in American culture, gender and race in US history, and protest and rebellion. She holds a PhD from Indiana University and a master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Contributions: Felicity Turner
Felicity Turner is currently Associate Professor of History at Georgia Southern University; she received her PhD in history from Duke University in 2010. Her research has been supported by postdoctoral fellowships from the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University, Bloomington; the University of Wisconsin Law School; and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia.
Contributions: Samuel Watts
Samuel Watts is a PhD candidate and teaching associate at the University of Melbourne. He is currently completing a dissertation entitled “No Masters but Ourselves: Black Reconstruction in the Deep South City,” and his research focuses on the politics of race, gender, and everyday spaces in the nineteenth-century American South. He is the cofounder of ANZASA Online, a blog dedicated to highlighting new research in American history, culture, and politics.