Martha A. Sandweiss is Professor of History at Princeton University. She began her career as the Curator of Photographs at the Amon Carter Museum and later worked for twenty years at Amherst College. Her books on American photography include the prize-winning Print the Legend: Photography and the American West (2002) and the co-authored volume Eyewitness to War: Prints and Daguerreotypes of the Mexican War, 1846-1848 (1989). She is editor of Photography in Nineteenth-Century America (1991) and co-editor of The Oxford History of the American West (1994). Her most recent book, Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception across the Color Line (2009) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.