Project Staff

L. Diane Barnes, Editor in Chief, is professor of history at Youngstown State University. She has worked as an editor or consulting editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers since 1998, and as editor of Ohio History (2008-2016). She is author or editor of five books, The American Story (Bridgepoint Education, 2015); Frederick Douglass, A Life in Documents (Univ. of Virginia Press, 2014); Frederick Douglass: Reformer and Statesman Rutledge, 2013); The Old South’s Modern World’s: Slavery, Region, and Nation in the Age of Progress (co-edited with Frank Towers and Brian Schoen, Oxford, 2011); Artisan Workers in the Upper South: Petersburg, Virginia, 1820-1865 (Louisiana State Univ., 2008). Refer comments to ldianebarnes@gmail.com.

Denis Crawford, Editorial Assistant, is pursuing a Master of Arts in history at Youngstown State University.

Andrew Zajac, Editorial Assistant, is pursuing a Master of Arts in history at Youngstown State University.