Contributions: John Bardes
John Bardes is an assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University. His work explores policing and incarceration in the context of slavery and emancipation.
Contributions: Daryl A. Carter
Daryl A. Carter is professor of history in the Department of History and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at East Tennessee State University. He is the author of Brother Bill: President Clinton and The Politics of Race & Class (The University of Arkansas, 2016).
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: Karen Cook Bell
Karen Cook Bell is Associate Professor of History at Bowie State University. She received the Ph.D. in history from Howard University. Her scholarship has appeared in the Journal of African American History; Georgia Historical Quarterly; Passport; U.S. West-Africa: Interaction and Relations (2008); Before Obama: A Reappraisal of Black Reconstruction Era Politicians (2012); Converging Identities: Blackness in the Contemporary Diaspora (2013); and Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (2014). She has published Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth Century Georgia (University of South Carolina Press, 2018), which won the Georgia Board of Regents Excellence in Research Award. Her current book, Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America, is under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Contributions: Emmanuel Dabney
Emmanuel Dabney is a public historian based in Virginia. He holds a B.A. in Historic Preservation from the University of Mary Washington and a M.A. in History with a concentration in Public History from UNC-Greensboro. Emmanuel has given numerous presentations and written other essays and book reviews.
Contributions: Adam H. Domby
Contributions: Myisha S. Eatmon
Myisha S. Eatmon is an assistant professor of African and African American Studies and of History Department at Harvard University. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Her dissertation, Public Wrongs, Private Rights: African Americans, Private Law, and White Violence during Jim Crow, traces the history of what I call black legal culture under Jim Crow, examining black litigation strategies in response to white violence, black newspapers’ coverage of white violence, and black newspapers and the NAACP’s work as legal networkers. She was an ASLH Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar (2018), J. Willard Hurst Fellow (2019), and ACLS/Mellon DCF Fellow (2018-2019).
Contributions: Barbara Gannon
Barbara A. Gannon is an associate professor of history at the University of Central Florida. She is the author of The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic (UNC Press), which received the Wiley-Silver Prize for the best first book on the Civil War and an honorable mention by the Lincoln Prize Committee 2012, as well as being a finalist for the Jefferson Davis Prize. She has also published Americans Remember their Civil War (Praeger) and numerous articles.
Edited: Hilary Green
Hilary N. Green is James B. Duke Professor of Africana Studies, Africana Studies Department, Davidson College. She is the author of Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890 (Fordham University Press, 2016), and numerous essays and articles. In addition, she is working on two book projects – a manuscript examining how everyday African Americans remembered and commemorated the Civil War and another exploring campus slavery, race, and memory at the University of Alabama.
Contributions: Scott Hancock
Scott Hancock is an associate professor of history and Africana Studies at Gettysburg College. After spending 14 years working with teenagers in crisis, he switched careers and received a Ph.D. in Early American History in 1999 from the University of New Hampshire. This combination of careers fuels his desire to tell the stories of people whom society and history have tended to discount as troublesome and unimportant. Currently, he is exploring how whiteness, white supremacy and the systematic rejection of blackness were the unifying features of white American identity and politics across the North-South divide, and how that unity was manifested during the creation of Civil War battlefields. Some of his work scholarly work has appeared in the anthologies Paths to Freedom, We Shall Independent Be, Slavery, Resistance, Freedom, and in the Journal Civil War History. As part of trying to continue being an activist scholar, he engages in dialogue with visitors to the Gettysburg battlefields, as well as contributing to local & regional newspapers such as the Gettysburg Times and Philadelphia Inquirer or online publications such as CityLab.
Contributions: William Horne
William Horne is an Arthur J. Ennis Postdoctoral Fellow at Villanova University who writes about the relationship of race to labor, freedom, and capitalism in post-Civil War Louisiana. He holds a PhD in history from The George Washington University and is co-founder and Editor of The Activist History Review.
Foreword: Andre E. Johnson
Andre E. Johnson is an associate professor of Communication Studies at the University of Memphis. He is the author of three national award-winning books, The Forgotten Prophet: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and the African American Prophetic Tradition (2012), The Struggle Over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter (with Amanda Nell Edgar, Ph.D., 2018), and No Future in this Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner (2020). He is also the editor of the forthcoming The Speeches of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner: The Press, the Platform, and the Pulpit (2023) and Preaching During a Pandemic: The Rhetoric of the Black Preaching Tradition (with Kimberly P. Johnson, Ph.D. and Wallis C. Baxter IV, Ph.D., 2023).
Contributions: LeeAnna Keith
LeeAnna Keith teaches history at the Collegiate School for Boys in New York City. She is the author of When It Was Grand: The Radical Republican History of the Civil War (Hill and Wang) and The Colfax Massacre: The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror, and the Death of Reconstruction (Oxford University Press).
Contributions: Jonathan Lande
Jonathan Lande is an assistant professor history at Purdue University. He earned his Ph.D. at Brown University in 2018 and won the Allan Nevins Dissertation Prize from the Society of American Historians and the Cromwell Dissertation Prize from the American Society for Legal History. He is currently completing a book exploring the desertions and mutinies of formerly enslaved men in the Union army and their trials in the military justice system during the Civil War, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. Lande has published articles in the Journal of American History, Journal of Social History, Journal of African American History, Journal of American Ethnic History, Civil War History, and the Washington Post.
Contributions: Anne Marshall
Anne Marshall is associate professor of history at Mississippi State University. She is the author of Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). She is also the author of numerous articles in journals and collections including Slavery & Abolition, Agricultural History, and Master Narratives: Storytelling, History, and the Postmodern South (Louisiana State University Press, Spring (2013). In 2011 she won the George and Ann Richards Award for best article in The Journal of the Civil War Era.
Contributions: Jaime Amanda Martinez
Jaime Amanda Martinez is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the author of Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South (UNC Press, 2013).
Edited: 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: Nicole Turner
Nicole Turner is an Assistant Professor at Princeton University. She is the author of Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Post-Emancipation Virginia (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).
Contributions: Samuel Watts
Samuel Watts received his PhD from the University of Melbourne, researching and writing about Black experiences of Reconstruction in the Urban Deep South. He is the Managing Editor of ANZASA Online, writes for the Australian Book Review, and was recently awarded the Wyselaskie Scholarship for History.