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William E. Bartelt is a retired educator and author of “There I Grew Up”: Remembering Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Youth, published by the Indiana Historical Society. He is currently a member of board of the Abraham Lincoln Association, the Indiana Historical Society, and the Friends of the Lincoln Collection of Indiana.
Gregory A. Borchard is an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies. His publications, focusing on nineteenth-century journalism, include Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley and Journalism in the Civil War Era, the latter of which he coauthored with David W. Bulla. A third book, Lincoln Mediated: The President and the Press through Nineteenth-Century Media, also co-authored with Bulla, is set to be published by Transaction in 2015.
James M. Cornelius is curator of the Lincoln collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum. He is co-author (with Olivia Mahoney of the Chicago History Museum) of the exhibit catalog “Undying Words: Lincoln 1858–1865” (2014); editor of “Lincoln in Cartoons: 30 Collectible Postcards” (2014); editor of and essayist in “Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America” (rev. ed., 2011); and co-author (with Thomas F. Schwartz) of the ALPLM’s official commemorative guide (2011).
Jackie Hogan is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Bradley University. Her book Lincoln, Inc.: Selling the Sixteenth President in Contemporary America examines the ways Lincoln is used to sell everything from ideas, values, and political candidates to comic books and waffles. She argues that the ways we construct Lincoln in the United States reveal national self-conceptions—our ideas about who we are, and who we think we should be.
Elizabeth D. Leonard is the John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Professor of History at Colby College. She is the author of several articles and five books on the Civil War era, including Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky. Her current project weaves together a deeper study of Holt’s transformation from slaveholder to willing advocate of emancipation and the story of the lived experience of enslaved men from the region of Kentucky where Holt was raised.
Jeffrey J. Malanson is an assistant professor of history at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. His first book, Addressing America: George Washington’s Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796–1852, was published by The Kent State University Press in the series “New Studies in U.S. Foreign Relations” in 2015. His work has also appeared in Diplomatic History and the Journal of the Early Republic.
Jennifer M. Murray is an assistant professor of history at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. She is the author of On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933–2013 (University of Tennessee Press, 2014). She is currently working on a biographical study of George Gordon Meade.
Megan Kate Nelson is a writer, historian, and cultural critic. Based in Lincoln, Massachusetts, she has written for the New York Times Disunion blog, JSTOR Daily, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Civil War Times. She is the author of Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (2012) and Trembling Earth: A Cultural History of the Okefenokee Swamp (2005), and is working on a third book, entitled Path of the Dead Man: How the West was Won—and Lost—during the American Civil War. Her blog, Historista (www.historista.com), examines the surprising, cool, and weird ways that people engage with history in everyday life.
John Stauffer is Professor of English and African American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author or editor of 13 books and over 100 articles, including the award-winning Black Hearts of Men (2002); GIANTS: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln (2008); and The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On, co-authored with Benjamin Soskis (2013). His essays and reviews have appeared in Time, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and Huffington Post. His new book, Picturing Frederick Douglass: An Illustrated Biography of the 19th-Century’s Most Photographed American, will be published by W. W. Norton in October 2015.
Jennifer L. Weber is an associate professor of history at the University of Kansas. She specializes in Civil War studies. She is currently working on a book about the impact of conscription on the North during the war.
Cheryl A Wells is associate professor of History at the University of Wyoming and, for the 2014–2015 academic year a visiting professor at the University of New Brunswick at Saint John. She is the author of the 2005 work Civil War Time: Temporality and Identity in America, 1861–1865 published by the University of Georgia Press as well as the editor of the 2008 work A Surgeon in the Army of the Potomac: Francis M. Wafter published by McGill-Queen’s Press.