HERMAN BELZ is professor of history at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the recipient of many honors, including fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the American Bar Foundation for Legal History. He has written three books and many articles examining nineteenth-century American legal and constitutional issues, and has co-authored a book on the American Constitution.

DANIEL A. FARBER is Sho Sato Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and the McKnight Presidential Professor of Public Law at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books, including Lincoln's Constitution (University of Chicago, 2003).

NANCY HILL is a Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University, and is currently researching the history of cotton in Arizona. She has a B.A. in Historical and Urban Geography from the University of Illinois, and an M.A. in Public History from Illinois State University.

PHILLIP C. STONE earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia State Bar. He is the president of Bridge-water College in Bridgewater, Virginia, and is a founder of the recently established Lincoln Society of Virginia.

JENNIFER L. WEBER is assistant professor of history at the University of Kansas. Her Princeton University dissertation—"The Divided States of America: Dissent in the Civil War North"—won the 2005 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize and is forthcoming from Oxford University Press under the title Copperheads.