W. Caleb McDaniel is assistant professor of history at Rice University. His book, The Ever-Restless Ocean: Garrisonian Abolitionists, Transatlantic Reform, and the Problem of Democracy, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2013.
Bethany L. Johnson is associate editor of the Journal of Southern History at Rice University.
Gale L. Kenny is an American Council of Learned Societies New Faculty Fellow in the religion department at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Contentious Liberties: American Abolitionists in Post-Emancipation Jamaica, 1834-1866 (University of Georgia Press, 2010).
Edward B. Rugemer is assistant professor of history and African American studies at Yale University. He is the author of The Problem of Emancipation: The Caribbean Roots of the American Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 2008).
Peter Kolchin, the Henry Clay Reed Professor of History at the University of Delaware, is the author of Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom (Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1987) and other works.
Susan-Mary Grant is professor of American history at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. She is the author of several books, most recently A Concise History of the United States of America (Cambridge University Press, 2012), and is currently working on a monograph on disabled veterans in nineteenth-century society.
Mark W. Geiger is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. During 2011-12 he was a Kluge Fellow at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. [End Page 304]