Meet the Guys

Peter Onuf

Peter Onuf, during a broadcast of BackStory, at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Studio in Charlottesville.

Peter Onuf, during a broadcast of BackStory, at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Studio in Charlottesville.

18th Century Guy

Peter Onuf is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the author/editor of eleven books, including most recently, Nations, Markets, and War: Modern History and the American Civil War.

Ed Ayers

Ed Ayers, during a broadcast of BackStory, at the Va Foundation for the Humanities Studio in Charlottesville, June 2009

Ed Ayers, during a broadcast of BackStory, at the Va Foundation for the Humanities Studio in Charlottesville, June 2009

19th Century Guy

Ed Ayers is President of the University of Richmond. Previously, he served as Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. The author/editor of ten books (including the Bancroft Prize-winning In the Presence of Mine Enemies), Ed also directed the online history project “The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War.”

Brian Balogh

Brian Balogh, during a broadcast of BackStory, at the Va Foundation for the Humanities Studio in Charlottesville, June 2009

Brian Balogh, during a broadcast of BackStory, at the Va Foundation for the Humanities Studio in Charlottesville, June 2009

20th Century Guy

Brian Balogh is a Professor of History at the University of Virginia and Director of the Fellowship Program at Governing America in a Global Era Program at UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. His third book, A Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America, was published in 2009.