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Our new cover is a 2020 photograph of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens statue (1887) in Lincoln Park, Chicago, taken by Dave Wiegers of Gurnee, Illinois, and is used through his courtesy

Roger D. Billings, Jr., was formerly Professor of Law at Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, specializing in the Uniform Commercial Code. His research on Lincoln’s legal career includes several law review articles and a book edited with Frank J. Williams, Abraham Lincoln, Esq. (2010).

Robert C. Bray is a professor emeritus of American Literature at Illinois Wesleyan University. Bray lives a writing life in Bloomington, Illinois, where Lincoln is often on his mind. Among his works are Reading with Lincoln (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010) and Rediscoveries: Literature and Place in Illinois (University of Illinois Press, 1982).

Samarth P. Desai is the Special Assistant to the President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He graduated from Harvard College in 2020, where he concentrated in Social Studies with a focus in American constitutional law and worked as a Research Assistant to Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman.

Michael D. Robinson is Associate Professor of History at the University of Mobile. He serves as Book Review Editor of The Alabama Review and is author of A Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border States (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Jason H. Silverman is the Ellison Capers Palmer Jr. Professor of History Emeritus at Winthrop University. He is an award-winning teacher and author or editor of 11 books, among them Lincoln and the Immigrant (Southern Illinois University Press, 2015) and When America Welcomed Immigrants: The Short and Tortured History of Abraham Lincoln’s Act to Encourage Immigration (Palmetto Publishing, 2020). He is at work on A Proud Competitor but a Humble Sportsman: Abraham Lincoln the Athlete.