Thomas R. Huffman is the author of Protectors of the Land and Water: Environmentalism in Wisconsin, 1961–1968 (Chapel Hill, 1994) and “Legislatures and the Environment,” in Joel H. Silbey, ed., Encyclopedia of the American Legislative System (New York, 1984). He has taught history at Saint John’s University/College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota.
Gretchen Knapp received her Ph.D. in twientieth-century U.S. history at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She has taught at Eastern Illinois University, Millikin University, and Illinois State University.
Steven F. Lawson is Professor of History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944–1969, originally published by Columbia University Press in 1976, was reprinted in 1999 by Lexington Books.
Peyton McCrary is a historian with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. His most recent publication is “The Dynamics of Minority Vote Dilution: The Case of Augusta, Georgia, 1945–1986,” Journal of Urban History (January 1999).
Julian E. Zelizer is Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of Taxing America: Wilbur D. Mills, Congress, and the State, 1945–1975 (Cambridge, 1998), winner of the 1998 D. B. Hardeman Prize for Best Publication on Congress. He has published in the Journal of Policy History, Social Science History, Mid-America, Documentary Editing, and the Los Angeles Times as well as in Funding the Modern American State, 1941–1995, ed. W. Elliot Brownlee (Cambridge, 1996), and The Substance of Public Policy, ed. Stuart Nagel (New Jersey, 1999). Zelizer is currently working on a book about the transformation of the legislative process between the 1950s and 1990s.