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sari altschuler is an assistant professor of English at Emory University. Her work has recently appeared in American Literature, American Literary History, and PMLA. Her book on literature and medicine in the early United States is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

richard bell is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of We Shall Be No More: Suicide and Self-Government in the Newly United States (Harvard UP, 2012) and coeditor of Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America (U of Georgia P, 2012). He is presently at work on a study of the reverse Underground Railroad.

paul g. e. clemens is professor of history at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is author of “The Consumer Culture of the Middle Atlantic, 1760–1820” (William and Mary Quarterly, 2005) and, with Edward S. Cooke, Jr., “Clockmaking in Southwestern Connecticut, 1760–1820” (forthcoming). His most recent book is Rutgers since 1945: A History of the State University of New Jersey (Rutgers UP, 2015).

ava chamberlain is professor of religion and chair of the Departments of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics at Wright State University. She is the author, most recently, of The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards (New York UP, 2012).

laurel daen received her PhD in history from the College of William and Mary in August 2016. Her dissertation explored the intersections of disability and American nation building. She is currently an adjunct lecturer in history at William and Mary and the Lapidus Initiative digital communications coordinator at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

paul downes is associate professor of English and American literature in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, specializing in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. He is the author of Democracy, Revolution and Monarchism in Early American Literature (Cambridge UP, 2002) and Hobbes, Sovereignty and Early American Literature (Cambridge UP, 2015). He has a particular interest in Marxist and deconstructive political philosophy and the field of critical human rights theory. His current work explores the relationship between Thomas Hobbes’s political philosophy and Herman Melville’s fiction.

kathleen duval is professor of history at University of North Carolina. Her research focuses on early America, particularly cross-cultural relations on North American borderlands. She researches and writes about how various American [End Page 265] Indian, European, and African men and women interacted from the sixteenth through early nineteenth centuries.

anne eller is assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at Yale University. Her first book, We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom, is forthcoming from Duke University Press in 2016.

elizabeth fenton is associate professor of English at the University of Vermont. The author of Religious Liberties: Anti-Catholicism and Liberal Democracy in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and Culture (Oxford UP, 2011), she is currently coediting (with Jared Hickman) a collection of essays on the Book of Mormon.

jonathan beecher field is an associate professor of English at Clemson University. His essay “Puritan Acts and Monuments” will be appearing in American Literature and the New Puritan Studies, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press and edited by Bryce Traister. He was also a contributing editor to Robert Eaglestone’s Studying English, a Guide for Literature Students (Routledge, 2015).

jeffrey glover is associate professor in the Department of English at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of Paper Sovereigns: Anglo-Native Treaties and the Law of Nations, 1604–1664 (U of Pennsylvania P, 2014) and coeditor, with Matt Cohen, of Colonial Mediascapes: Sensory Worlds of the Early Americas (U of Nebraska P, 2014). He is currently writing a book about the laws of war in early America.

nicholas junkerman is assistant professor of English at Skidmore College. His book manuscript, “Visible Deliverances,” examines the uses of the miraculous in eighteenth-century and early-nineteenth-century America. His work on disability continues with an article, currently under review, on disabled figures in the history paintings of Washington Allston.

john mac kilgore is assistant professor of English at Florida State University. He specializes in American literature and...


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