Dan Du
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Georgia
“This World in a Teacup: Chinese-American Tea Trade in the Nineteenth Century”

Lewis B. H. Eliot
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of South Carolina
“Illegal Slavery in the Atlantic World, 1833–1867”

Craig Thompson Friend
Professor of History and Director of Public History, North Carolina State University
“Lunsford Lane: Betwixt Slavery and Freedom”

Sarah E. Gardner
Professor of History and Director, Center for Southern Studies, Mercer University
“Reading during Wartime”

Aaron Roy Hall
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
“A Constitutional Sublime: Claiming the Founding in Antebellum America”

Jonathan Lande
PhD Candidate, Department of History, Brown University
“Disciplining Freedom: Union Army Slave Rebels and Emancipation in the Civil War Courts-Martial”

Andrew Porwancher
Assistant Professor of Constitutional Studies, University of Oklahoma
“The Jewish Founding Father: Alexander Hamilton’s Hidden Life”

James M. Shinn, Jr.
PhD Candidate, Department of History, Yale University
“Republicans, Reconstruction, and the Origins of US Imperialism in the Caribbean, 1865–1878”

Clayton Vaughn-Roberson
PhD Candidate, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University
“The Prism of Labor: The National Negro Congress and the Anti-Fascist Movement, 1930–1947”

Peter W. Walker
PhD Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
“The Church Militant: The American Loyalist Clergy and the Making of the British Counterrevolution, 1763–92”