Michael F. Magliari is a Professor of History at California State University, Chico, where he has taught since 1990. A lifelong Californian, Magliari earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Davis, in 1992. In addition to previous articles on California Populism and late nineteenth century agrarian politics, Magliari is the co-author (with Michael J. Gillis) of John Bidwell and California: The Life and Writings of a Pioneer, 1841-1900 (Spokane, WA: The Arthur H. Clark Co., 2003), and a co-author of the new fifth edition of The Elusive Eden: A New History of California (Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2020). A former National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow who has also held research fellowships at the Henry Huntington Library in San Marino, California, and at the Hubert Howe Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, Magliari’s current work focuses on Native American slavery in the mid nineteenth century American West. He has, to date, published the following three California case studies of Indian slavery: “Free Soil, Unfree Labor: Cave Johnson Couts and the Binding of Indian Workers in California, 1850-1867,” Pacific Historical Review 73 (August 2004), 349-389; “Free State Slavery: Bound Indian Labor and Slave Trafficking in California’s Sacramento Valley, 1850-1864,” Pacific Historical Review 81 (May 2012), 155-192; and “Masters, Apprentices, and Kidnappers: Indian Servitude and Slave Trafficking in Humboldt County, California, 1860-1863,” California History 97 (Summer 2020), 2-26.