Theo Anderson

I'm a Chicago-based staff writer for the magazine In These Times, and I have a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Yale. I've worked on a variety of editing projects, and I've written for The Atlantic, The Wilson Quarterly, Virginia Magazine, the University of Chicago's Sightings, Kellogg Insight, and other publications. Find links to some of my writing at  Contact me at

Joshua Salzmann

I am an assistant professor of U.S. history at Northeastern Illinois University. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. My research focuses on capitalism, human bodies, and urban environments in 19th and 20th century America. I co-chair the History of Capitalism Seminar at the Newberry Library. I have published in academic journals including Enterprise and Society, LABOR, and the Journal of Illinois History.