Daniel E. Sutherland is a professor of history at the University of Arkansas. His books includeThe Confederate Carpetbaggersand the award-winningSeasons of War: The Ordeal of a Confederate Community, 1861–1865.
Carol K. Bleser is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Distinguished Professor of History Emerita at Clemson University and former president of the Southern Historical Association and the Southern Association of Women Historians. Her books include The Hammonds of Redcliffe, Tokens of Affection, Secret and Sacred, and In Joy and In Sorrow. Lesley J. Gordon is Associate Professor of History at the University of Akron, and is the author of General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend.