Dr. Michael Gialanella is presently Adjunct Professor of History at Seton Hall University, where he teaches courses in Western Civilization I and Western Civilization II. He previously taught a graduate course for the writing of the Master’s Thesis in the Peter Sammartino School of Education at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he is also employed as a Clinical Student-teaching Supervisor. He currently serves as a periodic doctoral dissertation reader/examiner in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, Drew University. Dr. Gialanella also serves on the Board of Associates, Center for Holocaust/Genocide Studies at Drew University, as well as on the Advisory Council, Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Human Rights Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Montclair State University with additional graduate study at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University. In 1988 Dr. Gialanella was the recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation research grant in which he studied Civil War and post-Civil War correspondence. In 2004 he received his Doctor of Letters degree, “with distinction” from Drew University. His three book reviews and one film review have been published in The History Teacher. He recently presented a research paper at Georgian Court College, The Tuxedo Neighborhood Association, and the attempts by the group to segregate housing during the 1940-1960s period in Montclair, N.J. For many years, one of Gialanella’s major historical research interests has been the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.