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Barbara Fields

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.

Catherine Clinton

VICE 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.

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.

kolchin

PAST 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.
John Inscoe SECRETARY-TREASURER, EMERITUS
John C. Inscoe
University of Georgia
(706) 542-2299

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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2015 PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIR

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

2015 MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE CHAIR

Alecia P. Long
Louisiana State University
(225) 578-4458

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