Geoffrey D. Cunningham is a Ph.D. candidate at Louisiana State University. He is currently writing a dissertation on the Confederate Cabinet.
Anton Hieke is a doctoral candidate at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and affiliated with the Center for United States Studies in Wittenberg. His research focuses on the German Jewish immigrants of Reconstruction Georgia and the Carolinas. His work has appeared in the European Journal for Jewish Studies and in Southern Jewish History.
Adam D. Mendelsohn is an assistant professor of Jewish Studies at the College of Charleston. He is the co-editor of Jews and the Civil War: A Reader with Jonathan D. Sarna (New York University Press, 2010). He is completing a book about Jewish involvement in the second-hand clothing trade in the United States and the British Empire in the nineteenth century.
Stuart Rockoff is director of the History Department at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life. His most recent article on southern Jewish history appeared in Ethnic Heritage in Mississippi, edited by Shana Walton. He is completing the online Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities, available at www.isjl.org, of which he is the editor and chief author.
Leonard Rogoff, Historian, Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina, most recently authored Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina, and curated the exhibition of that name. His previous work includes Migrations: Southern Jewish Identity in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina and numerous scholarly articles. Past president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, he is currently writing a biography of suffragist and civic activist Gertrude Weil.
Jennifer A. Stollman is an assistant professor at Fort Lewis College. Her scholarly publications focus upon immigration during the Civil War and on antebellum and Civil War era Southern Jewish women.
Lila Corwin Berman is associate professor of history and directs the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University. She is author of Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity (2009).
Laura Leibman is professor of English and Humanities at Reed College. Her most recent book is Messianism, Secrecy, and Mysticism: A New Interpretation of Early American Jewish Life (2012). [End Page v]
Ted Merwin teaches religion and Judaic studies at Dickinson College, where he directs the Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life. He is the author of the forthcoming book Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the New York Jewish Delicatessen.
Deborah Dash Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan where she directs the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. She is general editor of City of Promises, a three volume history of the Jews of New York (2012).
Noam Pianko is the Samuel N. Stroum Endowed Chair in Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. His last book, Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn (2010) explored Zionism’s ideological diversity during the first half of the twentieth century.
Jason Schulman, a graduate student in American History and Jewish Studies at Emory University, is writing a dissertation on American Jewish politics. [End Page vi]