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William Lee Miller is the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia. A prolific author, Miller has written eight books including, The Protestant and Politics (1960), The First Liberty: Religion and the American Republic (1986), and Arguing About Slavery: The Great Debate in the United States Congress (1996). He is currently working on a book examining the development of Lincoln's political virtues tentatively titled Lincoln's Virtues (forthcoming 2001).
James A. Rawley is the Carl Adolph Happold Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. His works on slavery, Lincoln and the Civil War rank him among the leading authorities in the field. He has been a fellow for the Society of American Historians, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Royal Historical Society. Rawley's most recent works include Secession: The Disruption of the American Republic, 1844-1861 (1990), and Abraham Lincoln and A Nation Worth Fighting For (1999).
Mitchell Snay is Professor of American History at Denison University. He specializes in nineteenth-century Southern and intellectual history. His book, Gospel of Disunion: Religion and Separatism in the Antebellum South (Cambridge University Press, 1993), forcefully illustrates the sources of Southern separatism and the role religion played in the coming of the Civil War. He was formerly book review editor for the Journal of the Early Republic
Hans L. Trefousse is a Distinguished Professor of History emeritus from Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. He is best known for his biographies of Radical Republicans Benjamin F. Butler, Benjamin Franklin Wade, Carl Schurz, and Thaddeus Stevens as well as the controversial president Andrew Johnson. Among his other books are The Radical Republicans: Lincoln's Vanguard for Racial Democracy and The Impeachment of a President: Andrew Johnson, the Blacks, and Reconstruction. Trefousse is also the editor of the Anvil Series of American History.
Stewart Winger is an Assistant Professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He studied with Martin Marty, completing his Ph.D. in 1998. Winger's dissertation, "Lincoln's Religious Rhetoric: American Romanticism and the Antislavery Impulse," examines Lincoln's use of religious language in the content of nineteenth-century Romantic intellectual, legal, literary, and religious developments. Northern Illinois University Press has accepted it for publication.