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  • Contributors

Joseph Bathanti is former Poet Laureate of North Carolina. He is the author of eight books of poetry, two novels, and a book of stories. Half of What I Say Is Meaningless, winner of the 2012 Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction, was just released by Mercer University Press. A new novel, The Life of the World to Come, is forthcoming from University of South Carolina Press. Bathanti teaches at Appalachian State University.

Stephen Berry is the author or editor of four books on America in the mid- nineteenth century, including House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War. He is Associate Professor and Gregory Chair in the Civil War Era and co-director of the Center for Virtual History at the University of Georgia. He is also co- editor, with Amy Murrell Taylor, of the UnCivil Wars series at the University of Georgia Press. A Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, he helps head the Digital Humanities Initiative at the University of Georgia.

Amanda M. Brian is an assistant professor of history at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. Her scholarship has primarily focused on the history of childhood and visual culture in modern Germany, and she has applied her knowledge on aging and historical memory to the regional topic of The Villages, Florida.

Brian Carpenter’s articles on the South have appeared in The Southern Review, Southern Literary Journal, The Companion to Southern Literature, and Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing. He recently co-edited the anthology Grit Lit: A Rough South Reader, which was named a Book of the Year by ForeWord Reviews and a Best of the South selection by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Sara K. Eskridge is a native of Virginia and holds a PhD from Louisiana State University. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, where she teaches at John Tyler Community College. She has previously published with the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

Morgan Ginther is Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Tennessee State University. Her research interests include American public address, rhetorical criticism, argumentation, and rhetorical pedagogy. She is working currently on two research projects. The first is a book project that examines the argumentative structures and rhetorical nuances of the Mississippi delegation debate at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. The second looks at how service- learning experiences influence student motivation, learning, and achievement in the public speaking course.

Bernard L. Herman is the George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper (2011), Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780– 1830 (2005), and The Stolen House (1992). He has published essays, lectured, and offered courses on visual and material culture, architectural history, self-taught and vernacular art, foodways, culture- based economic development, and seventeenth and eighteenth-century material life.

Benjamin Houston teaches U.S. history at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. He is the author of The Nashville Way: Racial Etiquette and the Struggle for Social Justice in a Southern City (University of Georgia Press, 2012), winner of the Tennessee History Book Award and the First Book Prize from the British Association of American Studies.

Angie Maxwell is the Diane D. Blair Professor of Southern Studies and an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Her new book, The Indicted South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness, was published spring 2014 by the University of North Carolina Press.

Michael W. Panhorst, PhD, is a historian of art and architecture, curator, teacher, and historic preservationist. He has lectured and published widely about monuments and memorials, and has published photographs in Civil War Art, Alabama Review, and Sculpture magazine. His Memorial Art and Architecture of Vicksburg National Military Park is forthcoming from Kent State University Press in January 2015.

James Hill Welborn III (PhD, University of Georgia, 2014) studies nineteenth-century American morality. His dissertation, “Drinkin’, Fightin’, Prayin’: The Southern White Male in the Civil War Era,” examines the ethical ideals of righteous honor and self-mastery, which he argues formed...