timothy j. williams is assistant professor of history in the Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon. He is the author of Intellectual Manhood: University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South (2015) and editor (with Evan A. Kutzler) of Prison Pens: Gender, Memory, and Imprisonment in the Writings of Mollie Scollay and Wash Nelson, 1863–66 (2018).
joshua a. lynn is assistant professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University and author of Preserving the White Man's Republic: Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism (2019).
joseph t. murphy is an independent scholar and author of Neither a Slave nor a King: The Antislavery Project and the Coming of the Civil War (forthcoming).
leslie a. schwalm, professor of history and of gender, women's and sexuality studies at the University of Iowa, is the author of A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina (1997) and Emancipation's Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest (2009).
erik mathisen is lecturer in U.S. history at the University of Kent. He is the author of The Loyal Republic: Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America (2018) and is currently at work on a global history of Reconstruction. [End Page 739]