Adam Petty is a PhD candidate studying 19th century U.S. history, especially the Civil War, under George Rable. He previously served as Assistant Editor, Book Review Editor, and Editorial Assistant for the the Southern Historian. His dissertation is an environmental history of the Wilderness of Spotsylvania and the battles that took place there during the Civil War.
Sarah Craddock is a second-year doctoral student. Sarah studies US history, environmental history, and the American South. Her current research explores the political culture of environmental safety and notions progress in Mobile, Alabama, as it played out in relationships between the pulp paper industry, local authorities, and Mobile residents in the 20th Century.