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Catherine Clinton

PRESIDENT
Catherine Clinton
University of Texas San Antonio

Catherine Clinton is the Denman Professor of American History at the University of Texas San Antonio and is an International Research Professor at Queen's University Belfast. She has served on several faculties in her more than thirty years of teaching, including the University of Benghazi, Harvard University, and the Citadel (the Military College of South Carolina). She received her A.B. from Harvard, her master's from the University of Sussex and her doctorate from Princeton University.  She is the author and editor of over two dozen volumes, including The Plantation Mistress, Harriet Tubman:The Road to Freedom, Mrs. Lincoln: A Life, and edits her own series for Oxford University Press: Viewpoints on American Culture. She has served as a consultant on several film projects, including Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (2012). An elected member of the Society of American Historians, she remains a lifetime member of both the Lincoln Forum and the Southern Association for Women Historians.

John B. Boles

VICE PRESIDENT
John B. Boles
Rice University

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 Green 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 Master 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 A Companion to the American South (2007).

Hall

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.

Steve Berry SECRETARY-TREASURER
Stephen Berry
University of Georgia
(706) 542-8848

Stephen Berry is Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era and Co-Director of the Center for Virtual History at the University of Georgia. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2000. He is the author of All That Makes a Man: Love and Ambition in the Civil War South (2003) and House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War (2007). Berry is also the editor of Princes of Cotton: Four Diaries of Young Men in the South, 1848-1860 (2007), Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War’s Ragged Edges (2011), and A House Dividing: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (2015). Berry also co-edits the UnCivil Wars series at the University of Georgia Press.

Barbara Fields

PAST 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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James Downs
Connecticut College

Sandra Treadway
Library of Virginia

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Daina Ramey Berry
University of Texas at Austin

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