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Roberta Sue Alexander, Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Dayton, received her B.A. from UCLA, her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and her J.D. from the University of Dayton. Her publications include North Carolina Faces the Freedmen: Race Relations during Presidential Reconstruction , 1865–67, several articles on the Reconstruction era, as well as law review articles on the Constitution and jurisprudence. She is currently completing a manuscript on the history of the federal district court for the Southern District of Ohio. Mansel G. Blackford received his B.A. from Stanford University, his M.A. from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He works in the field of business history at The Ohio State University and has authored, coauthored , or edited eleven books, including BFGoodrich: Traditions and Transformations, 1870–1920, with K. Austin Kerr. Virginia R. Boynton received her Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of History at Western Illinois University. Her articles have appeared in Mid-America: An Historical Review; Ohio History; Journal of the Illinois Historical Society; and Chicago History. Her current research focuses on the roles of Illinois women on the home front during World War I. Jeffrey P. Brown earned a Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Illinois at Urbana. He is currently interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at New Mexico State University, where he has served as director of the public history program and associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he has served as president of the National Council on Public History. His publications include six articles about politics in the Northwest Territory List of Contributors  325 vantne_3rd_bmatter.qxd 11/4/2003 12:07 PM Page 325 326 LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS and early Ohio, and, with Andrew R. L. Cayton, he coedited The Pursuit of Public Power: Political Culture in Ohio, 1787–1861. Alfred A. Cave, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of history and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Toledo. He is author of Jacksonian Democracy and the Historians; American Civilization: A Documentary History (with James L. Clayton); An American Conservative in the Age of Jackson: The Political and Social Thought of Calvin Colton; The Pequot War; and the forthcoming The French and Indian War. He is currently researching prophetic movements among Native Americans. Andrew R. L. Cayton is Distinguished Professor of History at Miami University. He received his Ph.D. in U.S. history from Brown University and has authored several volumes, including The Frontier Republic: Ideology and Politics in the Ohio Country, 1780–1825; The Midwest and the Nation: Rethinking the History of an American Region; Frontier Indiana; and most recently, Ohio: The History of a People. William Russell Coil received his B.A. in history from Ball State University. He earned his M.A. in U.S. history from The Ohio State University, where he is currently writing a dissertation on James Rhodes, Ray Bliss, and the transformation of the Republican Party since the New Deal. Richard O. Davies is University Foundation Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the author or editor of fourteen books, including Defender of the Old Guard: John Bricker and American Politics; Main Street Blues: The Decline of Small Town America; The Maverick Spirit: Building the New Nevada; Betting the Line: Sports Wagering in American Life; and A Place Called Home: Writings on the Midwestern Small Town. His doctorate is in U.S. history from the University of Missouri (1963). Merton L. Dillon is Emeritus Professor of History at The Ohio State University. He is the author of several books including Elijah P. Lovejoy, Abolitionist Editor; Benjamin Lundy and the Struggle for Negro Freedom; The Abolitionists: The Growth of a Dissenting Minority; and Ulrich Bonnell Phillips: Historian of the Old South. David Gerald Hogan writes about the history of American food and is the author of Selling ‘Em by the Sack: White Castle and the Creation of American Food. He teaches at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. vantne_3rd_bmatter.qxd 11/4/2003 12:07 PM Page 326 327 LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS R. Douglas Hurt is professor and director of the Graduate Program in Agricultural History and Rural Studies at Iowa State University. He has served as the editor of Agricultural History, is a past president of the Agricultural...


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