George W. Boudreau is associate professor of history at Penn State’s Harrisburg Campus. For several years he was project director of the NEH Summer Seminar “Benjamin Franklin and a Rising People” and is the former editor of Early American Studies, the journal of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. He is the author of Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia (Yardley, PA: Westholme Publishers, 2011) and many scholarly articles. Formerly he served as a park ranger at Independence National Park and as director of the Powel House Museum in Philadelphia.
Jane S. Cowden is retired after teaching English at Shippensburg University, Big Spring High School, Newville, and Shippensburg High School and teaching in the Education Department at Gettysburg College. She earned a PhD in rhetoric and linguistics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cowden has presented at both state and national conferences, primarily on writing across the curriculum. Among the awards she has received is an Exemplary Program Award from the Shippensburg University School Study Council for the Cross-Grade Writing Project, which involved elementary, high school, and university student writers.
Bob Cranmer holds a BS degree in history/secondary education from Duquesne University; is a former chairman of the Allegheny County Board of Commissioners; US Army officer (RA); and was president of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is currently president of Cranmer Consultants, a government-relations firm in Pittsburgh.
Will B. Mackintosh, assistant professor of history at the College of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, received his PhD from the University of Michigan. He is completing a book entitled Expected Sights: The Origins of Tourism in the United States. He has published “‘Ticketed Through:’ The Commodification of Travel in the Nineteenth Century,” Journal of the Early Republic 32, no. 1 (Spring 2012): 61–89. [End Page 142]
James P. Myers Jr. is professor emeritus of English at Gettysburg College. Among his publications are two edited volumes, Elizabethan Ireland: A Selection of Writings by Elizabethan Writers on Ireland (1983) and Writing Irish: Selected Interviews with Writers from the Irish Literary Supplement (1999), as well as The Ordeal of Thomas Barton: Anglican Missionary in the Pennsylvania Backcountry, 1755–1780, published in 2010 by Lehigh University Press. [End Page 143]