David Carlson is a lecturer in history at Troy University. He is the coauthor of Plain Folk in a Rich Man’s War and author of several articles on conscription in Confederate Georgia. He is currently creating a Reacting to the Past role-playing game, centered on the Thirteenth Amendment.
Kaci Nash is a Research Associate Fellow at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She serves as project manager and researcher for O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C. Law and Family Project and Locating Lord Greystoke: U.S. Empire, Race, and the African Question, 1847–1919.
Robert Shepard is the GIS Developer at the Digital Scholarship and Publishing Studio, University of Iowa’s digital humanities initiative. He is also a PhD candidate in geography at the University of Nebraska and an associate fellow at the Center for Great Plains Studies. Previously, he worked at the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, where he developed geospatial data and interactive web mapping applications for digital history projects.
William G. Thomas III is the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities and professor of history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He currently serves as chair of the Department of History and is a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. He is a 2016 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Thomas is currently working on a book called A Question of Freedom: The Ordeal of an American Family in the Age of Revolution, chronicling the history of a mixed-race family over four generations in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland and its hundred-year struggle to become free from slavery. [End Page 356]