Project Contributors

T. Lloyd Benson

Walter K. Mattison Professor of History and project director.

Benjamin Barnhill

Ben Barnhill graduated from Furman in 1998. He completed the University of South Carolina Law School in 2001 and New York University Law School in 2002 with a Masters of Laws in taxation. He currently practices in the fields of tax and corporate law at Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough, LLP in Greenville, South Carolina. He continues to be interested in history, reading and traveling extensively. Among books he has read recently he especially liked Thomas Keneally's American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles, and Jeff Shaara's Gods and Generals.

Jeffrey C. Bollerman

Furman Advantage Research Associate (1996). Jeff graduated from Furman in 1997 and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2002. He also holds an M.A. in History from Virginia, which focused on the political history of the Gilded Age. Fittingly, Jeff spent two years prior to law school policing would-be robber barons at the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. Jeff practices corporate law in New York City with Ropes & Gray LLP.

Sally Ryan Burgess

Furman Advantage Research Associate (1997).

Beatrice G. Burton

Furman Advantage Research Associate (2003).

James B. Cash

Furman Advantage Research Associate (2003).

Nicole D. Pascoe

Furman Advantage Research Associate (1998).

Selection Criteria

Editorials in this collection were selected because they were specifically relevant to their respective event topics. In general, telegraphic reports, letters to the editor and reports from field correspondents were excluded.

Transcription Methods

Each editorial was duplicated from microfilm or bound volumes onto paper or into a digital image. Editorials were then transcribed word-for-word into the collection, using the TEIlite markup scheme. Each document has been proofed against the original. Where possible the transcription and proofing were completed by two different people or by the same individual working on two different occasions. Proofing followed the reverse order correction method, where correction comparisons proceed from the last word of the document to the first.

All words that were hyphenated for strictly typographical reasons in the original had the hypens removed and were returned to their regular state. Obvious typographical errors in the original have been corrected, with the original spelling preserved inside an attribute tag in the markup. Ampersands have been preserved. Capitalization and punctuation match those in the original documents.