Douglas R. Egerton is professor of history at Le Moyne College and Merrill Visiting Professor at Cornell University. His books include Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary America, Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War, and The Wars of Reconstruction: The Brief, Violent History of America’s Most Progressive Era.
Michael D. Pierson is professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. His previous works include Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics and Mutiny at Fort Jackson: The Untold Story of the Fall of New Orleans. He is currently working on a biography of Stephen Spalding.
Emory M. Thomas is Regents Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Georgia. His most recent book is The Dogs of War: 1861. [End Page 4]