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, 1865–1870, winner of the Georgia Historical Society's Malcolm and Muriel Barrow Bell Award. He and Randall M. Miller edited The Freedmen's Bureau and Reconstruction: Reconsiderations, Against the Tide: Women Reformers in American Society, and American Reform and Reformers: A Biographical Dictionary. He also edited (with Robert F. Himmelberg) Historians and Race: Autobiography and the Writing of History. He is working on two monographs, one dealing with the Veteran Reserve Corps during the Civil War and Reconstruction and the other dealing with African American musicians and their transition from slavery to freedom in the nineteenth-century South. He is editor of two Fordham University Press book series, The North's Civil War and Reconstructing America.
Randall M. Miller, professor of history at Saint Joseph's University, 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 project 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 Greenwood Press series, Historic Guides to the Twentieth Century and Major Issues in American History.
Michael J. Bennett holds a Ph.D. from the University of Saint Louis, where he wrote his dissertation, "Union Jacks: The Common