Jo Ann E. Argersinger is professor of history at Southern Illinois University. A recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Residential Fellowship, she is the author of Toward a New Deal in Baltimore (1988); Making the Amalgamated: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in the Clothing Industry, 1899-1939 (1999); and The Triangle Fire: A Brief History with Documents (2009). She is also a co-author of The American Journey (5th edition, 2009) and Twentieth-Century America: A Social and Political History (2005). Her current project is a book entitled “Contested Visions of American Democracy: Citizenship, Public Housing, and the International Arena.”
Manfred Berg is the Curt Engelhorn Professor of American History at the University of Heidelberg. His most recent publications include The Ticket to Freedom: The NAACP and the Struggle for Black Political Integration (2005); Popular Justice: A History of Lynching in America (2011); Racism in the Modern World: Historical Perspectives on Cultural Adaptation and Transfer (ed. 2011); Globalizing Lynching History: Vigilantism and Extralegal Punishment from an International Perspective (ed. 2011). In 2006, he received the David Thelen Award of the Organization of American Historians for his essay “Civil Rights and Liberal Anticommunism: The NAACP during the Early Cold War,” which was subsequently published in the Journal of American History. Before he was appointed professor of American history at Heidelberg, he taught at the Free University of Berlin and was a research fellow (1992-1997) at the German Historical Institute, Washington, among other positions.
Cornelius L. Bynum is an associate professor of history at Purdue University, where he teaches African American and American history and writes about progressive impulses among African Americans and authentic and independent strains of black radicalism in the early twentieth century. His book, A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights (2010) is an analytical intellectual history, which traces how Randolph’s life and career shaped and were shaped by monumental events, ideas, and developments of the twentieth century and demonstrates that Randolph’s determination to improve the lives of black workers fundamentally affected core strategies and tactics of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. His current book project examines the small but significant cohort of West Indian radicals in Harlem known as the African Blood Brotherhood that migrated into the American Communist Party in the 1920s.
Charles W. Calhoun is Thomas Harriot College Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University. He is a founder and past president of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. His research focuses on politics during the late nineteenth century. His books include From Bloody Shirt to Full Dinner Pail: The Transformation of Politics and Governance in the Gilded Age (2010), Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888 (2008), Conceiving a New Republic: The Republican Party and the Southern Question, 1869-1900 (2006), Benjamin Harrison (2005), and Gilded Age Cato: The Life of Walter Q. Gresham (1988). In 2007, the second edition of his anthology, The Gilded Age: Perspectives on the Origins of Modern America, appeared. He is currently at work on a study of the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant. In 2009, he received SHGAPE's Roger D. Bridges Distinguished Service Award.
Lynn Dumenil is Robert Glass Cleland Professor of American History at Occidental College. She has also taught at Berkeley, Whitman College, and Claremont McKenna College. She specializes in U.S. cultural and social history since the Civil War. Dumenil is the author of The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s (1995) and Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930 (1984) and is co-author of Through Women’s Eyes: An American History; America: A Concise History; and America’s History. She is editor-in-chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History (2012), and is currently working on Women, World War I, and the Emergence of Modern American Culture.
Melanie S. Gustafson is an associate professor of history at the University of Vermont, where she has taught since 1990. Her teaching and research focuses on U.S. social, political and women’s history. With an MA in women’s history from Sarah Lawrence College (1983) and her PhD in history from New York University (1993), she is the author of Women and the Republican Party, 1854-1924 (2001) and is co-editor of We Have Come to Stay: American Women and Political Parties (1999) and Major Problems in the History of World War II (2003). She is also the author of Becoming an Historian: A Survival Manual (2003), published by the American Historical Association, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Her article on the spectacular rise and fall of the late-nineteenth-century cosmetic and patent medicine firm, Recamier Manufacturing, and the life of its founder, Harriet Hubbard Ayer, was published in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in July 1912. Past president of the New England Historical Association, Gustafson has served on the executive council of the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era and on the American Historical Association’s Committee on Graduate Education, the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians’ book and article prize committees, and the Vermont Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. She co-edits the Women’s Biography Series for the University of New Mexico Press and sits on the advisory board for Clio, Inc., a new media company.
Kristin Hoganson, professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is the author of Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars (1998) and Consumers’ Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 (2007). Her current research examines the politics of place and the global dimensions of the local in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A past recipient of the Bernath Lecture Prize in U.S. foreign relations history, she was awarded a Fulbright to teach at the University of Munich during the spring semester of 2011.
Joseph Horowitz, music historian and producer, has written eight books, including Wagner Nights: An American History (1994), a history of American Wagnerism in the Gilded Age which won the Society of American Music’s Lowens Award as best book of the year. Classical Music in America: A History (2005), a portion of which appeared in the July 2005 issue of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, was named a best book of the year by The Economist. His Understanding Toscanini (1987) was a National Book Critics Circle best book; his Artists in Exile (2008) was a best book of the year in The Economist. His book-in-progress is “Moral Fire: Portraits from America’s Fin-de-Siecle.” In addition to this journal, his articles have appeared in the New York Review of Books, 19th Century Music, Musical Quarterly, American Music, The American Scholar, the Magazine of History, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. A former New York Times music critic, he is author of “classical music” (among other articles) for both the Oxford Companion to American History and the Encyclopedia of New York State. He frequently writes concert and book reviews for the Times Literary Supplement (UK). In addition to his varied writing, Horowitz produces thematic concert festivals and has served as director of an NEH National Education Project on “Dvorak and America,” resulting in a young readers book and an interactive DVD. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, two NEH fellowships, a Columbia University arts journalism fellowship, and two ASCAP/Deems Taylor awards. He has taught at the New England Conservatory, the Eastman School, and Colorado College, among other institutions. His website is www.josephhorowitz.com, and he maintains a blog at http://www.artsjournal.com/uq/
Richard R. John is a professor in the PhD program in communications at the Columbia School of Journalism, where he teaches courses on business, technology, communications, and political development. His publications include His publications include Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (2010), which received the Ralph Gomory Prize, and Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse (1995), which received the Allan Nevins Prize. He has been a fellow at the Smithsonian’s Woodrow Wilson Center and a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. John is co-editor of two book series: “American Business, Politics, and Society” with the University of Pennsylvania Press; and “How Things Worked: Institutional Dimensions of the American Past” with John Hopkins University Press. He serves on the editorial boards of the Business History Review, Enterprise and Society, and the Journal of Policy History and is a founder of the Newberry Library’s Seminar on Technology, Politics, and Culture.
Edward P. Kohn is assistant professor of history and chair of the Department of American Culture and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He received his PhD from McGill University in Montreal in 2000, as well as his BA from Harvard University in 1990 and an MA in 1991 from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, where he attended on a Fulbright scholarship. A political and diplomatic historian, he has published a number of recent articles on Theodore Roosevelt's early career in New York City, including one in this journal in 2006. Professor Kohn's most recent book is Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt (2010).
Jennifer L. Koslow is an assistant professor of history at Florida State University, where she directs the History Department’s public history program. She is the author of Cultivating Health: Los Angeles Women and Public Health Reform (2009). Her work has been supported by the Rockefeller Archive Center, the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health, the Huntington Library, the Historical Society of Southern California, and the American Historical Association. Her current project is a social history of exhibits and public health.
Richard Schneirov is professor of history at Indiana State University, where he has taught since 1989. His teaching and research interests include labor and working-class history, American politics, and the 1960s counterculture and protest movements. His book, Labor and Urban Politics: Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97 (1998) was awarded the Urban History Association’s prize for best book in North American Urban History. In 2003 he guest-edited two special issues of the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era on American socialism, and in July 2006 his article, “Thoughts on Periodizing the Gilded Age: Capital Accumulation, Society, and Politics, 1873-1898,” was a subject of a JGAPE forum. His next book, co-authored with John B. Jentz, is "The Wage-Labor Question in the Age of Capital: Chicago during the Civil War and Reconstruction." Since 2006, Professor Schneirov has been president of the Indiana Conference of the American Association of University Professors.
Douglas Seefeldt is assistant professor and emerging media fellow at Ball State University. With a research focus on history and memory in the American West, Seefeldt is senior digital editor of the Papers of William F. Cody at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY, and co-director of the William F. Cody Archive, as well as a co-editor of the Digital History Project. He is the co-editor, with Jeffrey L. Hantman and Peter S. Onuf, of Across the Continent: Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the Making of America (2005), and author of several digital history projects including Envisaging the West: Thomas Jefferson and the Roots of Lewis and Clark and “Horrible Massacre of Emigrants!!”: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Public Discourse. He is currently working on a book about public memory of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Seefeldt has taught at the University of Virginia, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Academic Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities at the Virginia Center for Digital History and director of UVa’s Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Project. Before joining the faculty at Ball State in 2012, he was faculty fellow at the Center for Digitial Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Sherry L. Smith is University Distinguished Professor of History and associate director of the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. Her research emphasizes intersections of the American West, Native Americans, and U.S. cultural history. Her most recent book is Hippies, Indians, and the Fight for Red Power (2012). She is also author of Reimagining Indians: Native Americans through Anglo Eyes (2000), which won the Organization of American Historian’s Rawley Prize for best book on race relations. Her other books include The View from Officers’ Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians (1990); and Sagebrush Soldier: Private William Earl Smith’s View of the Sioux War of 1876 (1989). She edited The Future of the Southern Plains (2003), and co-edited Indians and Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest (2010). She served as president of the Western History Association in 2008-09 and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Fulbright Foundation.
Elizabeth Hayes Turner is professor of history at the University of North Texas. Her books include Women and Gender in the New South, 1865-1945 (2009) and the prize-winning Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920 (1997). She is co-author of Galveston and the 1900 Storm: Catastrophe and Catalyst (2000), as well as co-editor of Hidden Histories of Women in the New South (1994), Beyond Image and Convention: Explorations in Southern Women’s History (1998), Major Problems in the History of the American South (1999), Clio’s Southern Sisters: Interviews with Leaders of the Southern Association for Women Historians (2004), and Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas (2007). A former staff member of the Journal of Southern History, she is currently helping to edit Texas Women/American Women: Their Lives and Times, scheduled to appear in 2013. She has been a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Genoa, Italy, as well as a fellow at the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University. In 2011 the Texas State Historical Association elected her a fellow. Her teaching specialties are history of the New South, women and gender in the New South, and southern autobiography. Her current research project is a history of Juneteenth.
Robert Wooster is Regents Professor of History at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He has written eight books, most notably The Military and U. S. Indian Policy, 1865-1903 (Yale, 1988), Nelson A. Miles and the Twilight of the Frontier Army (Nebraska, 1993), and Frontier Crossroads: Fort Davis and the West (Texas A&M, 2006). His most recent book, The American Military Frontiers: The United States Army in the West, 1783-1900 (New Mexico, 2009), won the Western History Association's Robert M. Utley Award. He is currently completing a book assessing the army's role in national development, tentatively titled "From Confederation to Empire: The American Army and the Shaping of Nineteenth Century America."