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kate masur is associate professor of History at Northwestern University and author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. (2010).

gregory p. downs is associate professor of History at the University of California, Davis, and the author of After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War (2015) and Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South (2011).

masur and downs are coeditors of The World the Civil War Made (2015) and of the National Historic Landmark Theme Study on the Reconstruction Era for the National Park Service.

luke e. harlow is associate professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the author of Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830–1880 (2014).

brook thomas’s books include Cross-Examinations of Law and Literature (1987), Civic Myths: A Law and Literature Approach to Citizenship (2007), and most recently The Literature of Reconstruction: Not in Plain Black and White (2016).

jennifer whitmer taylor, a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina, is completing her dissertation on the nation’s first Reconstruction museum, the Woodrow Wilson Family Home in Columbia, South Carolina. page putnam miller received her PhD in 1979 from the University of Maryland. From 1980 until 2000, she served as executive director of a Washington, D.C., advocacy organization, the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History.

hannah rosen, associate professor of history and American studies at the College of William and Mary, is the author of Terror in the Heart of Freedom: Citizenship, Sexual Violence, and the Meaning of Race in the Postemancipation South (2009). [End Page 163]



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