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monique allewaert is associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

anupama arora is associate professor of English and women’s and gender studies at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her work has appeared in Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, Women’s Studies, and Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory, among other journals.

joe conway is assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His previous work has appeared in essay collections and journals including Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Women’s Studies, and Studies in American Humor. He also has an essay on depictions of currency systems in dystopian science fiction forthcoming in the New Centennial Review.

john ernest is chair of the English Department and the Hugh M. Morris Professor of English at the University of Delaware. He is the author or editor of twelve books and over thirty-five articles and book chapters. His books include Liberation Historiography: African American Writers and the Challenge of History, 1794– 1861 (U of North Carolina P, 2004), Chaotic Justice: Rethinking African American Literary History (U of North Carolina P, 2009), A Nation within a Nation: Organizing African American Communities before the Civil War (Ivan R. Dee, 2011), and The Oxford Handbook of the African American Slave Narrative (Oxford UP, 2014). With Joycelyn K. Moody, he serves as coeditor of Regenerations: African American Literature and Culture, a series published by West Virginia University Press.

david gellman is Andrew Wallace Crandall Professor of History and chair of the Department of History at DePauw University, where he has taught since 1999. He is the author of Emancipating New York: The Politics of Slavery and Freedom, 1777–1827 (Louisiana State UP, 2006) and coauthor, with Timothy J. Shannon, of American Odysseys: A History of Colonial North America (Oxford UP, 2014). He is currently completing a book on the John Jay family, slavery, and abolition from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth century.

r. blakeslee gilpin is assistant professor at Tulane University, where he teaches courses centered upon slavery and its legacies in history, literature, and art. Gilpin’s first book, John Brown Still Lives! America’s Long Reckoning with Violence, Equality, and Change (U of North Carolina P, 2011) was a finalist for the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Frederick Douglass Book Prize. With Rose Styron, Gilpin compiled [End Page 521] and edited The Selected Letters of William Styron (Random House, 2012) and is currently completing a manuscript about Nat Turner, William Styron, and the longevity of slavery’s hold on America’s racial imagination, under contract with Harvard University Press.

katherine grandjean is assistant professor of history at Wellesley College. Her research explores the North American encounter between colonial and indigenous peoples, as well as the history of American violence. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the William and Mary Quarterly, American Quarterly, and Early American Studies. She recently published her first book, American Passage: The Communications Frontier in Early New England (Harvard UP, 2015). She is now working on a book about murder in the borderlands of early America.

christopher grasso is professor of history at the College of William and Mary, and was the editor of the William and Mary Quarterly (2000–13). He recently published “The Religious and the Secular in the Early Republic” (Journal of the Early Republic 36.2 [2016]: 359–88). Bloody Engagements: John R. Kelso’s Civil War, an edited memoir, was to appear in early 2017 (Yale UP). He is completing Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War for Oxford University Press, and working on a biography for Yale University Press, Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy: The Civil Wars of John R. Kelso.

richard R. john is professor of history and communications at Columbia University. He is coeditor, with Jonathan Silberstein-Loeb, of Making News: The Political Economy of Journalism in Britain and America from the Glorious Revolution to the Internet (Oxford UP, 2016) and the author of “Letters, Telegrams, News,” in the Edinburgh Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Letters and Letter Writing, ed. Celeste-Marie Bernier, Judie Newman, and Matthew Pethers (Edinburgh UP, 2016). His most recent book is Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (Harvard...


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