Stacy Pratt McDermott

stacymcdermottStacy Pratt McDermott earned a Ph.D. in American History in 2007 from the University of Illinois and is the author of two books–Mary Lincoln: Southern Girl, Northern Woman (Routledge, 2015) and The Jury in Lincoln’s America (Ohio University Press, 2012). She spent twenty years at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois, where she was an editor on The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases (University of Virginia Press, 2008) and served as the project’s assistant director and associate editor. She lives in St. Louis with her two little dogs and her husband, who is a political reporter at the Post-Dispatch.