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John Beeler is a Professor of History at The University of Alabama specializing in the social and cultural history of Victorian Britain and the imperial defense administration. He is the author and editor of several works, including Birth of the Battleship: British Capital Ship Design 1870–1881 and the two-volume edition of The Milne Papers: The Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alexander Milne, Bt. K.C.B. 1806–1896.

Joseph R. Fornieri is a Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Director of the Center for Statesmanship, Law, and Liberty where he teaches political philosophy, American political thought and leadership, and constitutional rights and liberties. He is an award winning teacher and a former Fulbright Lecturer, 2008–2009 in Prague, Czech Republic. His works include Abraham Lincoln’s Political Faith, The Language of Liberty: The Political Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln’s American Dream: Clashing Political Perspectives with Kenneth L. Deutsch, and Lincoln’s America with Sara V. Gabbard. His latest book Abraham Lincoln, Philosopher Statesman was released in Spring of 2014 and won a prize for superior scholarship from the Illinois Historical Society.

Ryan W. Keating is an Assistant Professor of Civil War History at California State University. His research interests focus on soldiers, veterans, and families, and the impact of the Civil War on notions of ethnicity, identity, race, and gender. He is the author of two forthcoming books on Irish American soldiers in the nineteenth century.

Mark A. Noll, the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of The Civil War as a Theological Crisis (University of North Carolina Press, 2006), Protestantism: A Very Short History (Oxford University Press, 2011), and In the Beginning Was the Word: The Bible in American Public Life, 1492–1783 (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Mark B. Pohlad is an Associate Professor of art history at DePaul University, Chicago, where he teaches American art and the history of photography. His interest and publications have involved Chicago topics as well as the intersection of literature and art. His “Charles Turzak’s Abraham Lincoln: Biography in Woodcuts (1933),” appeared in the spring 2013 issue of this journal. He is currently at work on an anthology of Harriet Monroe’s Chicago Daily Tribune art reviews.

Samuel J. Rogal is Chair emeritus of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Illinois Valley Community College and has pursued studies in eighteenth-century British literature, hymnody, and the Wesleys since the late 1960s. His essays and books on those subjects, as well as papers delivered in sessions of regional and national conferences, have appeared consistently since that time.