Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor is professor of history at the University of California at Davis. He is the author of "William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic," which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for History and the Bancroft Prize in American history. Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He has been awarded the Bancroft Prize, Parkman Prize, and a "Los Angeles Times" Book Award, among other honors.