Dorothy Schwieder is university professor emerita of history at Iowa State University. For thirty-four years at Iowa State University, where she researched and taught courses in the history of Iowa, American women, and the Midwest. She has written numerous books and articles on Iowa and midwestern history. Tom Morain is director of government relations at Graceland University where he also teaches and assists with the Honors Program. He is past director of history at Living History Farms and a former administrator of the State Historical Society. Lynn Nielsen is professor of education at the University of Northern Iowa where he is a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.He teaches courses in the area of the social sciences and coordinates the MAE program in Elementary Education."