About the Author
A former paleontologist and molecular biologist, Rob Cox received his doctorate in history from the University of Michigan and currently works at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is author of Body and Soul: A Sympathetic History of American Spiritualism
(Charlottesville, 2003) and editor of and contributor to The Shortest and Most Convenient Route: Lewis and Clark in Context
(Philadelphia, 2004). He and Jacob Walker published previously with The History Press: A History of Chowder: Four Hundred Years of a New England Meal
(Charleston, SC, 2011).
Jacob Walker spends most of his time along the coast of Massachusetts. He is the creator of the New England Chowder Compendium, a nationally recognized project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst devoted to examining all things chowder.