Gregg Andrews is a professor of U.S. history and assistant director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, San Marcos. He is the author of Insane Sisters: Or, the Price Paid for Challenging a Company Town; City of Dust: A Cement Company Town in the Land of Tom Sawyer; and Shoulder to Shoulder: The American Federation of Labor, the United States, and the Mexican Revolution, 1910—1924. He is currently working on a book manuscript, “Hard Times in Texas: Labor, Culture, and the Great Depression.”
Rebekah Weber Bowen holds a master's degree in history from the University of Missouri—Columbia, where her thesis dealt with the impact of the Civil War on gender roles in Saline County, Missouri. She is an archivist for the Missouri State Local Records Preservation Program.
Susan Calafate Boyle received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Missouri—Columbia. A native of Argentina, she is interested in ethnic minorities and is the author of Los Capitalistas: Hispano Merchants and the Santa Fe Trail. She currently works for the National Park Service and specializes in historic trails and cultural landscapes.
Diane Mutti Burke is a doctoral candidate in American history at Emory University in Atlanta. Her dissertation, in progress, is entitled “On Slavery's Border: Slavery and Slaveholding on Missouri's Farms, 1821—1865.”
Rhonda Chalfant is completing a Ph.D. at the University of Missouri— Columbia, with a dissertation that focuses on prostitution in Sedalia. She