Catherine Clinton is a writer and historian who has published widely in the fields of southern studies, African American studies, women's studies and the American Civil War. She is the Mark Clark Visiting Chair of History at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina for 2001-2002 and an affiliate of
the Gelder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale University. She is currently completing a biography of Harriet Tubman. She lives in Riverside, Connecticut.