Alice Fahs is a specialist in American cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries. Her 2001 THE IMAGINED CIVIL WAR: POPULAR LITERATURE OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH, 1861-1865 was a finalist in 2002 for the Lincoln Prize. Together with Joan Waugh, she published the edited collection THE MEMORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICAN CULTURE in 2004; she has also edited Louisa May Alcott's HOSPITAL SKETCHES (2004), an account of Alcott's nursing experiences during the Civil War first published in 1863. Fahs has been published on the cultural history of the Civil War and gender in such journals as the "Journal of American History" and "Civil War History." Her honors include an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society, the Newberry Library, and the Huntington Library. She is currently at work on a study of popular literary culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, focused on the emergence of mass-market newspapers during an age of imperialism. She is the author of Chapters 18 and 19.James M. McPherson is the author of 'Liberty, Equality, and Power: A History of the American People, Volume I: To 1877', published 2007 under ISBN 9780495116066 and ISBN 0495116068.