Christine Leigh Heyrman is Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware. She received a PhD in American Studies from Yale University and is the author of Commerce and Culture: The Maritime Communities of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1750. Most recently, she has written Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt, a book about the evolution of religious culture in the Southern U.S.Michael B. Stoff is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. The recipient of a PhD from Yale University, he has received many teaching awards, most recently the Friars' Centennial Teaching Excellence Award (1996). He is the author of Oil, War, and American Security: The Search for a National Policy on Foreign Oil,1941-1947 and co-editor (with Jonathan Fanton and R. Hal Williams) of The Manhattan Project: A Documentary Introduction to the Atomic Age.Davidson, James West is the author of 'Nation of Nations', published 2007 under ISBN 9780073406848 and ISBN 0073406848.