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Jeremy Atack is professor of economics and professor of history at Vanderbilt University and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Fred Bateman is Beadles Professor of Economics in the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia.

Andrew S. Fullerton is assistant professor of sociology at Oklahoma State University. His research interests include work and occupations, political sociology, social stratification, and quantitative methods. His work has appeared in journals such as Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Forces, Social Science Research, and Sociological Methods and Research. He is working with Michael J. Stern on several projects related to gender inequality in political participation in the South over time. He is also working on a study of the methodological issues underlying the relationship between age and social spending attitudes.

Ian N. Gregory has been senior lecturer in digital humanities at Lancaster University since 2006. He previously served as associate director of the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at the Queen's University Belfast and as principal researcher on the Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS). He specializes in applying GIS to research in history and other humanities and has written two books on this subject: A Place in History: A Guide to Using GIS in Historical Research (2003) and, with Paul S. Ell, Historical GIS: Technologies, Methodologies, and Scholarship (2007).

Michael Haines is Banfi Professor of Economics at Colgate University and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Michael E. Harkin is professor and chair of anthropology at the University of Wyoming and editor, with Matthew Restall, of the journal Ethnohistory. [End Page 257] His research interests include ethnohistory, anthropological theory, ethnoecology, religious movements, and landscape. His recent books include Reassessing Revitalization Movements: Perspectives from North America and the Pacific Islands (2004) and Native Americans and the Environment: Perspectives on the Ecological Indian, edited with David Rich Lewis (2007). He is working on a book about the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.

Jordi Martí Henneberg is professor of human geography at the University of Lleida. His research on European integration involves developing a comprehensive pan-European historical, digital geographic information system that takes into account transport infrastructures, regional data, and urban areas. He leads the Eurocores–European Science Foundation project Water, Road, and Rail (1825–2005).

Robert A. Margo is professor of economics at Boston University and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is author of Race and Schooling in the South, 1880–1950: An Economic History (1990) and Wages and Labor Markets in the United States, 1820–1860 (2000), among other works. He recently stepped down as editor of Explorations in Economic History.

Robert M. Schwartz is E. Nevius Rodman Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College. His recent work on the French seigneurial system and rural communities has appeared in Tocqueville and Beyond: Essays on the Old Regime in Honor of David D. Bien, edited by Robert M. Schwartz and Robert Schneider (2003); in Rethinking the Nobility in Old Regime France, edited by Jay Smith (2006); and in Campagnes en mouvement en France du XVIe au XIXe siècle, edited by Antoine Follain (2007). His comparative research on railways and uneven development in Britain and France includes "Railways and Rural Development in England and Wales, 1850–1914," in Frontières, contacts, échanges: Hommages à André Palluel, edited by Christian Sorrel (2002), and the digital publication "Railways, Uneven Geographic Development, and a Crisis of Globalization in France and Britain, 1830–1914," (2006).

Michael J. Stern is assistant professor of sociology at the College of Charleston. His research interests include political sociology, civic engagement, and [End Page 258] quantitative methods. His work has appeared in journals such as City and Community, Field Methods, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, and Work and Occupations. His current research explores the role that southern women's voluntary associations played in mobilizing political participation over time in the United States. [End Page 259]



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