Martha S. Jones is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of History and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan where she is also codirector of the Michigan Law School Program in Race, Law & History. She was cocurator of the exhibit Proclaiming Emancipation, with Clayton Lewis.
James Oakes is Distinguished Professor of History at the CUNY Graduate Center. His most recent book is Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, published in 2012.
Stephen W. Sawyer is currently chair of the history department at the American University of Paris. He has published some fifty articles and reviews, as well as edited collections, with an emphasis on the comparative political history of France and the United States in the nineteenth century. His current project focuses on the intersection of local and international history in the construction of the modern state.
William J. Novak is the Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. He is the author of The People’s Welfare: Law and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century America, winner of the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize. He is currently at work on a new volume that explores the transformation in American liberal governance around the turn of the twentieth century.
Thavolia Glymph is associate professor of history and African American studies at Duke University and a faculty affiliate of the Duke Population Research Institute. She is the author of Out of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household.
Michael Vorenberg, associate professor of history at Brown University, is the author of Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (2001) and the editor of The Emancipation Proclamation: A Brief History with Documents (2010). [End Page 613]