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Contributors to this Issue

Allen C. Guelzo is the Grace F. Kea Professor of American History and Dean of the Templeton Honors College at Eastern College, in St. David's, Pennsylvania, where he teaches American intellectual and cultural history. He is the author of several books, including The Crisis of the American Republic: A History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (1995), and Redeemer President: Abraham Lincoln and the Ideas of Americans (1999). He is also the editor of Josiah G. Holland's Life of Abraham Lincoln in the University of Nebraska Lincoln series.

William C. Harris is professor of history at North Carolina State University where he specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is the author or editor of eight books. His most recent book is With Charity for All: Lincoln and the Restoration of the Union (1997), which won the prestigious Lincoln Prize.

Brooks D. Simpson is professor of history and humanities at Arizona State University. He is author of several books on the Civil War and Reconstruction era, including Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861–1868 (1991), The Political Education of Henry Adams (1996), and America's Civil War (1996). His most recent books are The Reconstruction Presidents (1998) and, with Jean V. Berlin, Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence of William T. Sherman (1999). At present, he is at work on a full-length biography of Ulysses S. Grant and a shorter biographical sketch of Abraham Lincoln.

Daniel W. Stowell is an associate editor at the Lincoln Legal Papers and an instructor at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is the author or editor of four books and several articles in Southern history and religious history. His books include Rebuilding Zion: The Religious Reconstruction of the South, 1863–1877 (1998) and In Tender Consideration: Women, Families, and the Law in Abraham Lincoln's Illinois (forthcoming).