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PRESIDENT
Peter Kolchin
University of Delaware
(302) 831-2371

Peter Kolchin is the Henry Clay Reed Professor of History at the University of Delaware, where he has taught since 1985. He earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1970. He is the author of First Freedom: The Responses of Alabama's Blacks to Emancipation and Reconstruction (1972); Unfree Labor: American Slavery and Russian Serfdom (1987), which won the Bancroft Prize, the OAH's Avery O. Craven Award, and the SHA's Charles Sydnor Award; American Slavery, 1619-1877 (1993); and A Sphinx on the Land: The Nineteenth-Century South in Comparative Perspective (2003). He is currently completing a comparative study of emancipation in Russia and the United States, a sequel to Unfree Labor.

VICE PRESIDENT
Barbara Jeanne Fields
Columbia University

Barbara Jeanne Fields is professor of history at Columbia University. She earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1978. Fields is the author of Slavery and the Middle Ground: Maryland during the Nineteenth Century (1985).  As part of the editorial team of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project, she co-authored The Destruction of Slavery and Slaves No More: Three Essays on Emancipation and the Civil War (1985, 1992); and co-edited Free at Last:  A Documentary History of Slavery, Emancipation, and the Civil War (1992).  Her most recent book, co-authored with her sister, Karen E. Fields, is Racecraft:  The Soul of Inequality in American Life (2012); she is at work on a forthcoming book to be entitled Humane Letters:  Writing in English about Human Affairs.

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EDITOR
Randal L. Hall
Rice University
(713) 348-6039

Randal L. Hall is an associate professor of history at Rice University. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Rice University. His books include Mountains on the Market: Industry, the Environment, and the South (2012); William Louis Poteat: A Leader of the Progressive-Era South (2000); and Seeing Jefferson Anew: In His Time and Ours, co-edited with John B. Boles (2010). He has also published on early radio comedy, stock car racing, and Appalachian violence and has co-edited a book on Thomas Dixon.

SECRETARY-TREASURER
John C. Inscoe
University of Georgia
(706) 542-8848

John C. Inscoe is University Professor and Albert B. Saye Professor of History at the University of Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985. He is the author of Mountain Masters: Slavery and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina (1989), Race, War, and Remembrance in the Appalachian South (2008), Writing the South Through the Self (2011), and co-author of The Heart of Confederate Appalachia: The Civil War in Western North Carolina (2000). He has edited or co-edited essay collections on Georgia race relations, James Oglethorpe, Appalachians and race in the 19th century, southern Unionists during the Civil War, and a festschrift in honor of Emory Thomas. He is also the editor of the on-line New Georgia Encyclopedia.

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PAST PRESIDENT
David R. Goldfield
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(704) 687-2184

David R. Goldfield is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 1970. He is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers: Southern City and Region, 1607-1980 (1982); Black, White, and Southern: Race Relations and Culture from 1940 to the Present (1990); Still Fighting the Civil War: The American South and Southern History (2002); Southern Histories: Public, Personal, and Sacred (2003); and America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation (2011). 
Boles EDITOR, EMERITUS
John B. Boles
Rice University
(713) 348-5546

John B. Boles is the William Pettus Hobby Professor of History at Rice University. In 2013, he retired after thirty years as Editor of the Journal of Southern History. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1969. His books include The Great Revival, 1787-1805: The Origins of the Southern Evangelical Mind (1972), Black Southerners, 1619-1869 (1983), The South Through Time: A History of an American Region (1999), and University Builder: Edgar Odell Lovett and the Founding of the Rice Institute (2007). Among his many edited works are Masters and Slaves in the House of the Lord: Race and Religion in the American South, 1740-1870 (1988), Interpreting Southern History: Historiographical Essays in Honor of Sanford W. Higginbotham (1987), coedited with Evelyn T. Nolen, and the Blackwell Companion to the American South.

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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND STANDING COMMITTEES

2014 PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR

Laura Edwards
Duke University
(919) 668-1435

2014 MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR

Melissa Walker
Converse College
(864) 596-9104

2015 PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR

Anthony E. Kaye
Pennsylvania State University
(814) 863-4945

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