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Project Team

John R. McKivigan, Editor

McKivigan is Mary O'Brien Gibson Professor of United States History, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts. McKivigan specializes in antebellum America, Civil War studies, American ethnic history, and American working class history. He has been a member of the staff of the Frederick Douglass Papers Edition almost since its inception at Yale University in 1973. His publications include The War against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism and the Northern Churches (1984); On Strike for Respect (1985) coeditor, The Frederick Douglass Papers, Series I, Vols. II-V, Series II, Vols. I, II (1982-2003); editor, The Frederick Douglass Papers, Series II, Vol. III (2012) and Series III, Vol. I (2009); editor, James Redpath, The Roving Editor; or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States (1996); coeditor, The Historical Moment: Biographical Essays on American Character and Regional Identity (1994); Antislavery Violence: Slavery, Racial, and Cultural Conflict in Antebellum America (2000); Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition (2006); Forgotten Firebrand: James Redpath and the Making of Nineteenth-Century America (2008); In the Words of Frederick Douglass (2012) and numerous articles. His research has been supported by fellowships and grants from many sources, including the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Jeffery A. Duvall, Associate Editor

Duvall has a Ph.D. in history from Purdue University. He is a specialist in 19th and early 20th century social history with a focus on rural life, tobacco farming and the Ohio River valley, gender, and class. He is a Research Associate in the Institute for American Thought at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI), and teaches in the IUPUI History Department. Duvall’s publications include articles in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Indiana Libraries, and The Virginia Genealogist, as well book chapters and book reviews. He is the 2010 recipient of the Kentucky Historical Society’s Richard H. Collins Award, for his article, “Knowing about the Tobacco: Women, Burley, and Farming in the Central Ohio River Valley” (Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Fall 2010). Duvall is also the associate editor of the forthcoming (2018) second volume of Frederick Douglass’s Correspondence: 1853-1865, as well as the forthcoming first volume of Frederick Douglass’s Journalistic and Other Writings’ series, Journalistic and Miscellaneous Writings. He also assists the project’s editor with writing grant applications and is actively engaged with developing and maintaining this website. Duvall has been with the Frederick Douglass Papers since 2013.

Brandon Spaulding and Brandon Butcher, Graduate Research Assistants

Additional Project Staff

Patrick Hanlon, Consulting Research Associate

Hannah-Rose Murray, Consulting Research Associate

Rebecca Pattillo, Consulting Research Associate

Alex Schwartz, Consulting Research Associate

Andrew Turley, Consulting Research Associate

Lauren Zachary, Consulting Research Associate

Editorial Advisory Board

Mary F. Berry, University of Pennsylvania

Richard J. M. Blackett, Vanderbilt University

David W. Blight, Yale University

Robert Hall, Northeastern University

Stanley Harrold, South Carolina State University

Nancy A. Hewitt, Rutgers University

Howard R. Lamar, Yale University

Robert S. Levine, University of Maryland

John Stauffer, Harvard University