About the Author
Edward T. O’Donnell is an Associate Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. He is the author of many scholarly articles for journals such as The Journal of Urban History, The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and The Public Historian, as well as several books, including Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum (Random House, 2003) and the forthcoming Talisman of a Lost Hope: Henry George and Gilded Age America (Columbia University Press). Since 2002, he has worked with more than ten Teaching American History grant programs.
Saul Cornell is a professor of History at Ohio State University and one of the nation’s leading legal and constitutional historians. His studies A Well Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control and The Other Founders: Anti-Federalism and the Dissenting Tradition in America, 1788-1828 were both nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He has published articles in the Journal of American History, the William and Mary Quarterly, American Studies, and the Law and History Review, among other journals.