Paul A. Cimbala, professor of history at Fordham University in the Bronx, received his Ph.D. from Emory University. He is the author of Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen's Bureau and the Reconstruction of Georgia, 1865–1810, winner of the Georgia Historical Society's 1999 Malcolm and Muriel Bell Barrow Award. With Randall M. Miller, he edited American Reform and Reformers: A Biographical Dictionary and Against the Tide: Women Reformers in American Society. He also edited (with Robert F. Himmelberg) Historians and Race: Autobiography and the Writing of History. He is currently writing Jester, Trickster, Priest: Black Musicians from Slavery to Freedom in the Rural American South and has begun research on a book about the Union Army's Veteran Reserve Corps during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is the editor of two Fordham University Press book series, The North's Civil War and Reconstructing America.
Randall M. Miller, professor of history and director of American Studies at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He has published numerous books, including the award-winning "Dear Master": Letters of a Slave Family, (with John David Smith) the award-winning Dictionary of Afro-American Slavery; and (with Harry S. Stout and Charles Reagan Wilson) Religion and the American Civil War. His latest book is a study of immigrants in the American South. He is coeditor of the University Press of Florida book series, Southern Dissent, and editor of two book series, Historic Guides to the Twentieth Century and Major Issues in American History, at Greenwood Press.
Garyn Cossé Bell, assistant professor of history at Worcester State College in Massachusetts, received her Ph.D. from Tulane Univer-