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Four Score Speaker Series with Jon White
Join us as we interview Jon White about his career writing about Lincoln and the Civil War. Jonathan W. White is associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, where he has taught since 2009. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman (2011), and Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln (2014), which was a finalist for both the Lincoln Prize and Jefferson Davis Prize, a “best book” in Civil War Monitor, and the winner of the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 2015 book prize. He has published more than one hundred articles, essays and reviews, and is the winner of the 2005 John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article in Civil War History, the 2010 Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize, and the 2012 Thomas Jefferson Prize for his Guide to Research in Federal Judicial History (2010). He serves as vice chair of The Lincoln Forum, and on the boards of the Abraham Lincoln Association, the Abraham Lincoln Institute, and the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia. He also serves on the Ford’s Theatre Advisory Council and the Gilder-Lehrman Institute’s Scholarly Advisory Board. His most recent books include Lincoln on Law, Leadership and Life (2015); Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War (2017), which was selected as a “best book” by Civil War Monitor; and “Our Little Monitor”: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War (2018), which he co-authored with Anna Gibson Holloway. In 2021 he will publish To Address You As My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln (UNC Press) and My Work Among the Freedmen: The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters of Harriet M. Buss (UVA Press). Check out his website at www.jonathanwhite.org/ or follow him on Twitter at @CivilWarJon

May 12, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Jonathan W. White is associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, where he has taught since 2009.