Contributions: Alice Baumgartner
Alice L. Baumgartner is an assistant professor of history at the University of Southern California. She is the author of South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War (Basic Books, 2020).
Contributions: Beau D. Cleland
Beau Cleland is an assistant professor of history at the University of Calgary. He is the author of “Sustaining the Confederacy: Informal Diplomacy, Anglo-Confederate Relations, and Blockade Running in the Bahamas” for the Journal of Southern History (forthcoming, 2023). He previously served as an officer in the United States Army, with service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Contributions: Susan-Mary Grant
Susan-Mary Grant is a professor of American history at Newcastle University, UK. She is the author of The Concise History of the United States of America (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and most recently Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Civil War Soldier, Supreme Court Justice (Routledge, 2015). She is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and is working on a book about Civil War veterans.
Contributions: Amy Greenberg
Amy S. Greenberg is George Winfree Professor of History at Penn State University. She is the author of five books, including A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico (Knopf, 2012), Manifest Destiny and American Territorial Expansion: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012), and, most recently, Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk (Knopf, 2019).
Contributions: John Craig Hammond
John Craig Hammond is an associate professor of history and assistant director of academic affairs at Penn State New Kensington in suburban Pittsburgh. He is the author and editor of numerous works on slavery and empire in North American history. Most recently, he is co-editor, with Jeffrey Pasley, of volume 1 of A Fire Bell in the Past: The Missouri Crisis at 200 (University of Missouri Press, 2021).
Contributions: John W. Quist
John W. Quist is a professor of history at Shippensburg University. He is the author of Restless Visionaries: Th e Social Roots of Antebellum Reform in Alabama and Michigan (Louisiana State University Press, 1998) and the editor or co-editor of several volumes, including James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War (University Press of Florida, 2013) and Michigan’s War: The Civil War in Documents (Ohio University Press, 2019).
Contributions: Brian Schoen
Brian Schoen is the James Richard Hamilton/Baker and Hostetler Professor of Humanities and chair of the Department of History at Ohio University. He is author of The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) and several recent book chapters, articles, and edited anthologies on the early American Republic and Civil War Era.
Contributions: Andrew L. Slap
Andrew L. Slap is a professor of history at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era (Fordham University Press, 2006). He is also the editor or co-editor of three volumes on the Civil War Era. His current book project is “African American Communities during Slavery, War, and Peace: Memphis in the Nineteenth Century.”
Contributions: Jewel L. Spangler
Jewel L. Spangler is an associate professor and head of the Department of History at the University of Calgary. She is the author of Virginians Reborn (University of Virginia Press, 2008) and co-editor of Remaking North American Sovereignty: State Transformation in the 1860s (Fordham University Press, 2020). Her current project is a microhistory titled “The Richmond Theatre Fire of 1811 in History and Memory.”
Contributions: Frank Towers
Frank Towers is a professor of history at the University of Calgary. He is the author of The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2004) and the co- editor of The Old South's Modern Worlds (Oxford University Press, 2011), Confederate Cities (University of Chicago Press, 2015), and Remaking North American Sovereignty (Fordham University Press, 2020).