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2 OHIO VALLEY HISTORY Kim M. Gruenwald is associate professor of History at Kent State University. She is the author of River of Enterprise: The Commercial Origins of Regional Identity in the Ohio Valley, 1790-1850 (2002). Kevin J. Crisman is associate professor in the Nautical Archaeology Graduate Program (Department of Anthropology) at Texas A&M University, where he also directs the Center for Maritime Archaeology and Conservation. His most recent work, an edited volume, Coffins of the Brave: The Nautical Archaeology of the Naval War of 1812 on the Lakes, is currently being prepared for publication by Texas A&M University Press. Robert Gudmestad is associate professor of History at Colorado State University and author of Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom (2011), and A Troublesome Commerce: The Transformation of the Interstate Slave Trade (2003). He is currently writing a history of the Union and Confederate brown-water navies during the Civil War. Curtis Tate reports on transportation and infrastructure for McClatchy Newspapers in Washington, D.C. Over the past decade, he has worked as a reporter and editor at McClatchy, The Wall Street Journal, and the Indianapolis Star. A Kentucky native, he graduated from the University of Kentucky School of Journalism. Daniel W. Crofts, professor of History at The College of New Jersey, is the author of Reluctant Confederates: Upper South Unionists in the Secession Crisis (1989); Old Southampton: Politics and Society in a Virginia County, 1834-1869 (1992); and A Secession Crisis Enigma: William Henry Hurlbert and “The Diary of a Public Man” (2010). He is a contributor to the New York Times blog, “Disunion.” Contributors ...


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