Nikhil Bilwakesh . . .
is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama. He is currently working on a book about pre-Civil War American cosmopolitanism.
Lara Langer Cohen . . .
is Assistant Professor of English at Wayne State University. The article published here is drawn from her book manuscript, "Counterfeit Presentments: Fraud and the Production of American Literature, 1830-1860."
Carl Ostrowski . . .
is Associate Professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. His book on the early history of the Library of Congress, Books, Maps, and Politics: A Cultural History of the Library of Congress, 1783–1861, won the 2007 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association. He continues to work in the related fields of nineteenth-century library history and print culture. [End Page 96]