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Contributors William S. Belko is associate professor of history at the University of West Florida. His teaching and research interests include Jacksonian America (1815–50), U.S. constitutional and legal history, and the Southern Frontier. He is the author of The Invincible Duff Green: Whig of the West (2006) and several award-winning articles on early nineteenth-century America. He is completing a biography of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Philip Pen­ dleton Barbour. Canter Brown Jr. is executive vice president and chief legal officer, as well as professor of history, at Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia. He has authored numerous works in Florida and southern United States history, including Florida’s Peace River Frontier (1991); Ossian Bingley Hart: Florida’s Loyalist Reconstruction Governor (1997), and Florida’s Black Public Officials, 1867–1924 (1998). He has served as historian of the Supreme Court of Florida and, with Larry E. Rivers, has written works on the origins and development of African American religious denominations in Florida. His most recent work, edited with Rivers, is The Varieties of Women’s Experiences: Portraits of Southern Women in the Post–Civil War Century, published by the University Press of Florida. His work has been recognized with a variety of awards and prizes, including the Rembert W. Patrick Book Award, the Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Book Prize of the Florida Historical Society, and the American Association for State and Local History’s Certificate of Commendation. Matthew Clavin is assistant professor of history at the University of West Florida . His teaching and research interests focus on slavery and abolition in early America and the Atlantic world. He is the author of Toussaint Louverture and the American Civil War (2009), and he has published articles in the Encyclopedia of the Nineteenth Century, Early American Studies, Civil War History, and Slavery and Abolition. 268 / Contributors James Cusick is curator of the P. K. Yonge Library of Florida History at the University of Florida and serves on the executive board of the Florida Historical Society. He is the author of The Other War of 1812: The Patriot War and the American Invasion of Spanish East Florida (2003) and writes and consults with organizations throughout the state on Florida history. James M. Denham is professor of history and director of the Lawton M. Chiles Center for Florida History at Florida Southern College. He is the author of Echoes from a Distant Frontier: The Brown Sisters’ Correspondence from Antebellum Florida (2004), with Keith Huneycutt, Florida Sheriffs: A History, 1821–1945 (2001), with William W. Rogers, Cracker Times and Pioneer Lives: The Florida Reminiscences of George Gillette Keen and Sarah Pamela Williams (2000), with Canter Brown Jr., and “A Rogue’s Paradise”: Crime and Punishment in Antebellum Florida, 1821–1861 (1997), and he has published numerous articles on Southern and Florida history. Denham was awarded the Florida Historical Society’s Arthur W. Thompson Prize in 1992, and in 2002 he and Rogers were awarded the society’s James J. Horgan Book Prize for Florida Sheriffs. David S. Heidler teaches in the Department of History at Colorado State University –Pueblo. Jeanne T. Heidler is professor of history at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Together they have written numerous books and articles dealing with the history of the early American republic, the antebellum period, and the Civil War, including The War of 1812: An Encyclopedia (1997) and the Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Social, Political, and Military History (2000), which received the Society for Military History’s Distinguished Book Award in 2003. They are the authors of Old Hickory’s War: Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire (1996), The War of 1812 (2002), Manifest Destiny (2003), Daily Life in the Early American Republic: Creating a New Nation, 1790–1820 (2004), and The Mexican War (2006). The Heidlers are also general editors for several series of monographs examining U.S. civil-military relations, American soldiers’ lives, and life on the home front. Their biography of Henry Clay was published in 2010. Joe Knetsch is a government analyst for the Bureau of Survey and Mapping of Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection. He is the author of Florida ’s Seminole Wars, 1817–1858 (2003), Faces of the Frontier: Florida Surveyors and Developers in the Nineteenth Century (2006), and Fear and Anxiety on the Florida Frontier: The Second Seminole War, 1835–1842 (2008). He has edited two other books and published well over 100 articles on Florida history...


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