WILLIAM A. BLAIR is professor of American history, director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University, and editor of Civil War History, the scholarly journal for the history of the sectional crisis through Reconstruction. Blair has written Virginia’s Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861–1865, and Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South, 1865–1914. He is currently working on With Malice toward Some, a study of the use of treason during and after the Civil War.
RICHARD CARWARDINE is the Rhodes Professor of American History at the University of Oxford. His work focuses on Abraham Lincoln and the place of evangelical Protestantism in nineteenth-century America. In 2004 he became the first British scholar to win the prestigious Lincoln Prize, America’s most generous award in the field of history, for his book Lincoln. He is also the author of Evangelicals and Politics in Antebellum America.
PAUL FINKELMAN is President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and senior fellow at the Government Law Center at Albany Law School and the author of more than a hundred scholarly articles and more than twenty books.
LOUIS GERTEIS is professor of history at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he also serves as chair of the Department of History. His most recent publication is Civil War St. Louis. He has also written on the antislavery movement and federal policy toward the freedpeople.
STEVEN HAHN is the Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a specialist on the history of the American South and on the comparative history of slavery and emancipa-