Jeffrey Allen Zemler was awarded his doctorate in United States history from the University of North Texas. His interest in the Revolutionary and Early National periods, the westward expansion of the United States, and the Antebellum South have resulted in several articles and his first book, James Madison, The South and the Trans-Appalachian West, 1783-1803. When not writing and researching, he teaches at several community colleges in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Previously, he served as research director for Political Research, Inc., overseeing the company’s many published offerings that included more than 100 of his articles on state, national, and international issues as well as historical sketches of states and counties across the country. He resides in North Texas along with his wife, five children, and their five dogs.