andrew f. lang is assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University.
william s. kiser is assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University–San Antonio. He is the author of four books, including Coast-to-Coast Empire: Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico Borderlands (2018) and Borderlands of Slavery: The Struggle over Captivity and Peonage in the American Southwest (2017).
patrick j. kelly teaches history at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
courtney buchkoski is a PhD candidate in history at the University of Oklahoma, where she is completing a dissertation on nineteenth-century emigration aid companies.
andrew s. bledsoe is associate professor of history at Lee University. He is the author of Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War (2015) and coeditor of Upon the Fields of Battle: Essays on the Military History of America's Civil War (2018).