We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Professor Lockard, who not only contributed the keynote article for this roundtable, but also expended considerable time and energy responding to the other contributors. Professor Edward Farmer's equally generous and thoughtful article in response to Professor Lockard's essay will serve as the keynote to the continuation of this roundtable series in our next issue. I began this roundtable by inviting all of the assistant editors, as well as those who have worked closely to guide the formation of this new journal, to participate because I wanted this as a forum to introduce the editorial team of the Middle Ground. As we continue this series, we will invite and encourage participation from everyone –the general public, teachers, students, and scholars -- interested in the promotion and studying of world history.
Edited by the Chief Editor, Assistant Editors for Articles, and Contributing Editors.