Michael A. Morrison is associate professor of history at Purdue University and co-editor of the Journal of the Early Republic. He is the author of Slavery and the American West: The Eclipse of Manifest Destiny and the Coming of the Civil War (1997) and co-editor with James Brewer Stewart of Race and the Early Republic: Racial Consciousness and Nation-Building in the Early Republic (2002). In 1998 he was named Indiana Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Lorraine Peters earned her Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, where she wrote her dissertation “Scotland and the American Civil War: A Local Perspective.” She has had articles published in the journals Scottish Local History (on the impact of the Civil War upon the Scottish borders woolen industry) and Northern History (on the political impact of the Civil War in the Borders). An article on relief efforts in cotton-starved Paisley during the war is forthcoming in Scottish Economic and Social History.
Hugh Dubrulle is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. He is currently working on a book about the conservative impact of the American Civil War on British domestic politics.
Mark Grimsley, associate professor at The Ohio State University, is the author of The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865 (1995), which won the Lincoln Prize. He is also the co-editor of The Union Must Stand: The Civil War Diary of John Quincy Adams Campbell, Fifth Iowa Volunteer Infantry (2000) and The Collapse of the Confederacy (2001). He is currently working on a book about race and war in nineteenth-century America.