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Scott Bane

Scott Bane is a program officer at a foundation in New York City. Scott is a graduate of Hunter College (B.A.), Baruch College (M.P.A.), and CUNY School of Law (J.D.). Originally from Maine, Scott grew up very close to where F.O. Matthiessen and Russell Cheney had lived. In his free time, Scott has written a double-biography of the two men.

  • "F.O. Matthiessen and Russell Cheney: A Focus on New England and America," Volume 76, Issue 2, Spring 2020

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Richard Canedo

Richard Canedo holds an A.B. in History from the College of the Holy Cross, a Ph.D. in History from Brown University, and an M.A.T. in secondary-level Social Studies from Simmons University. He has taught history his entire adult life, at levels as young as sixth grade and as advanced as master's students. He has taught in public, private, and Catholic schools, and in co-ed, all-boys, and all-girls environments. He lives in Pawtucket, RI, with his wife and two children.

  • "House Burning and Travel: Engaging Students with the Foreign Country of the Past," Volume 75/76, Issues 2/1, Spring/Fall 2019

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Brian L. Fife

Brian Fife is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in American politics and public policy. He received a B.A. from the University of Maine and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the author of several books on education, elections, and poverty. His next book, Citizenship in the American Republic, will be published by the University of Michigan Press in early 2021. As a native of South Berwick, Maine (home of the nineteenth century novelist, Sarah Orne Jewett), he remains fascinated by the political history of his home state.

  • "Choosing Wisely: The Case of Maine's Hannibal Hamlin," Volume 75/76, Issues 2/1, Spring/Fall 2019

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Daniel A. Gagnon

Daniel A. Gagnon teaches history at Rockport High School in Rockport, Massachusetts. He studied History and French at Providence College, and received a masters degree in History from Boston College. A life-long resident of Danvers, Mass. (formerly known as Salem Village) he has long had an interest in the 1692 Witch-Hunt. For over a decade he has been involved with the Rebecca Nurse Homestead Museum, the only home of a victim of the witch-hunt open to the public, and he now serves on the museum's board of directors. In addition to his ongoing research on the victims of the 1692 Witch-Hunt, he writes a series of local history articles for the Danvers Herald which can also be found on his blog along with other Danvers and Salem Village historical resources.

  • "Skeletons in the Closet: How the Actions of the Salem Witch Trials Victims' Families in 1692 Affected Later Memoriallization," Volume 75/76, Issue 2/1, Spring/Fall 2019

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Jonathan A. Hanna

Jonathan A. Hanna was born in Los Angeles, CA, and reared in Los Angeles, Baltimore County, and Greater Boston. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at the Claremont Graduate University. His principal areas of research include colonial and early national American political and intellectual history, the history of the American South, and modern European and American political thought. His work has been supported by the North Caroliniana Society, the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina, and the Maryland Historical Society.

  • At the Vestibule of Puritan Mores: The Primacy of Utopian VIsions in Colonial New England," Volume 75/76, Issue 2/1, Spring/Fall 2019

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Joseph Harrington

Joseph Harrington received his BS in History and Education in 1960 from Boston College,  his Ph.D. from Georgetown University in 1971, and retired as Professor Emeritus at Framingham State University in 2014. Over the past 47 years, he has taught courses involving American foreign policy, has published seven books and 45 articles in national and foreign journals, and has presented more than 50 papers at historical conferences and at the State Department. Foreign Affairs journal described his work Tweaking the Nose of the Russians: Fifty Years of American-Romanian Relations, 1940-1990 (1991) as the “sole substantial scholarly work on America’s relations with Romania and it is not likely to be displaced.” The 591 page work was translated into Romanian by the Institutul European.  He followed up the work with a volume on American-Romanian Relations, 1989-2004: From Pariah to Partner (2004). His most recent publications include a two volume work Conflicted Giant, American Foreign Policy, 1945-2012, published in 2013, followed in 2015 by From Enemy to Ally, Sino-American Relations, 1952-1979.” Joe also writes a blog on American foreign policy. Joe has two children, four grandchildren, and his roommate, Katie, a Golden Retriever.

  • "The Relationship Between President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles in Formulating American Foreign Policy," Volume 76, Issue 2, Spring 2020

  • "The Relationship Between President John F. Kennedy and Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Its Impact on American Foreign Policy," Volume 75/76, Issue 2/1, Spring/Fall 2019

  • "The Visionary and the Realists: President Ronald Reagan and Secretary of State George Shultz," Volume 75, Issue 1, Fall 2018

  • "White House In-Fighting and Its Effect on American Foreign Policy: Secretary of State Haig and President Reagan," Volume 74, Issue 2, Spring 2018

  • "America's Foreign Policy: How a Badgering Opportunist Affected the Relationship between President Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance," Volume 73, Issue 2, Spring 2017

  • "The Truman Administration and the Importance of the Relationship Between the President and the Secretary of State in Designing America's Foreign Policy," Volume 73, Issue 1, Fall 2016

  • "Morality versus Realpolitik: American Foreign Policy, 1945-2015," Volume 72, Issue 1, Fall 2015 

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William P. Leeman

William P. Leeman is an associate professor of history, director of the Pell Honors Program, and a faculty fellow of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. After earning his B.A. degree from Providence College and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Boston University, he taught American history at the United States Military Academy at West Point from 2009-2011. He is the author of The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which was awarded the George Pendleton Prize by the Society for History in the Federal Government, and the co-editor of Forging the Trident: Theodore Roosevelt and the United States Navy (Naval Institute Press, forthcoming November 2020).

  • "One Giant Leap: John F. Kennedy, the Apollo Program, and the Political Culture of the New Frontier," Volume 75/76, Issues 2/1, Spring/Fall 2019

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John Soares

John Soares teaches history at the University of Notre Dame, where he also serves as captain of the ND Faculty-Staff hockey team in the South Bend Senior Hockey League. His work on Cold War hockey has appeared in such venues as The Journal of Sport History, the International Journal of the History of Sport, Diplomatic History; Cold War International History Project Working Paper 68; and the anthologies Sport and the Transformation of Modern Europe (Routledge), and Diplomatic Games (Kentucky). His interest in hockey dates to childhood: his father coached the Brown University varsity team and scouted for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues in the 1970s, and built the team at Roger Williams College into Eastern small college (NAIA) champions in the 1980s.

  • "Edward Brooke, the Tiant Family Reunion, and the Limits of Baseball Diplomacy and Detente," Volume 76, Issue 2, Spring 2020

  • "The Russians are Coming (to an Areana Near You)! Detente-era 'Hockey Diplomacy' in New England," Volume 74, Issue 1, Fall 2017

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