A resident of Pittsburgh, Perry K. Blatz retired several years ago from a career as a history professor and continues to research, lecture, and write on Pennsylvania history. He is especially pleased to have the opportunity to publish this essay in Pennsylvania’s longest continuing historical publication.
Lynn Matluck Brooks is Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities Professor Emerita at Franklin & Marshall College, where she founded the dance program in 1984. At F&M, she was awarded the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship and the Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Teaching. Brooks holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Temple University and is a Certified Movement Analyst. Her dance history research has earned grants from the Fulbright/Hayes Commission, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Brooks has authored books and scholarly articles and has served as performance reviewer for Dance Magazine, editor of Dance Research Journal and Dance Chronicle, and writer and editor-in-chief for thINKing-Dance in Philadelphia.
David A. Gilbert is a professor of history at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia. He received his PhD from The University of Iowa in 2003.
Songho Ha has taught at the University of Alaska in Anchorage since August 2005, after receiving a PhD from the University at Buffalo in 2003. Dr. Ha’s teaching and research focus is American history in the colonial and early national period. In addition to many academic articles and book chapters, he is the author of The Rise and Fall of the American System: Nationalism and the Development of the American Economy, 1790– 1837 (Pickering & Chatto, 2009; Routledge, 2016; Korean translation through Hakgobang Press in Seoul, 2014).