Michael Burlingame holds the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield. His two-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008) is cited ubiquitously. He is at work on a book about Lincoln’s interactions with African Americans in Springfield and Washington, D.C.

Gary Erickson is a graduate of Augustana College, with master’s degrees from The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Previous publications have been on W.H. Herndon, for the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society; and on aspects of Lincoln’s religion and Ann Rutledge, for the Lincoln Herald.

A. James Fuller is Professor of History at the University of Indianapolis. Among his many publications are The Election of 1860 Reconsidered (2013) and Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2017), both from Kent State University Press. He is working on a biography of Richard Yates, the Civil War governor and Reconstruction Senator of Illinois.

J. Matthew Gallman is Professor of History at the University of Florida. He is completing a history of the northern Democrats in the Civil War (forthcoming, 2021).

David T. Gleeson is Professor of American History at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He is author of The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America, published in the Civil War America Series by the University of North Carolina Press (2013).

John Hoffmann was formerly librarian and curator of the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana. His publications include a number of pieces on Lincoln, the Civil War, and Illinois history as well as biographical sketches of Benjamin P. Thomas and Robert W. Johannsen.

Michael Landis, Ph.D., has taught history at Union College and elsewhere in Upstate New York. He serves as Public Programs Manager at the Saratoga County History Center and is the author of Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis (Cornell, 2014).

Colleen J. Shogan is Senior Vice President and Director of the David Rubenstein Center for White House History at the White House Historical Association. Formerly she worked at the Library of Congress.

Louise L. Stevenson writes about 19th-century American cultural and intellectual life. She is currently writing a sequel to Lincoln in the Atlantic World (Cambridge University Press, 2015) to demonstrate how the Lincoln administration’s emancipation project extended across the high seas from Africa to China. At Franklin & Marshall College, she is professor of History and American Studies and offers courses on the United States Empire, Lincoln, and the Civil War.