Janet Wedge is a graduate of Barnard College and earned an M.A. at Teachers College, Columbia University, and another M.A. in political science from The New School. She taught high school social studies for 23 years and for several years was an adjunct professor at Manhattanville College where she taught a required course on research and writing. With Louise North and Landa Freeman, Janet compiled and edited Selected Letters of John Jay and Sarah Livingston (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2005). Her article, “Detach’d from Earth,” about the first flight of the Montgolfier balloon in Paris in 1783, as observed by Sarah Jay and described in letters to her husband, appeared in the magazine The Westchester Historian (Summer, 2005). With the same two colleagues, Janet compiled and edited In the Words of Women—The Revolutionary War and the Birth of the Nation, 1765-1799 (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2011). Visit Janet's blog at inthewordsofwomen.com.