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Mark W. Geiger is an economic historian and a scholar of the American Civil War. He is a 2011-2012 Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, and has held previous fellowships at UCLA and the University of Sydney. Before embarking on his PhD in history (University of Missouri, 2006), he studied at Carleton College and the Wharton School, and held positions in financial services on Wall Street and elsewhere. His first book, Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri’s Civil War, 1861-1865 (Yale University Press, 2010), was a finalist and received an honorablemention for the 2011 Lincoln Prize in American an Civil War history, awarded by the Gilder Lehrm Institute and Gettysburg College. His dissertation, on which the book is based, received the 2007 Columbia University Prize in American Economic History in Honor of Allan Nevins,awarded by the Economic History Association. He is currently working on a book about the early Chicago Board of Trade.