Tuesday, February 15, 2022
6:30 PM

Join President Lincoln’s Cottage for the next installment in our virtual series Scholar Sessions, created for (and free to) our members. In this next session, join us to discuss Dr. Jonathan White’s new book “A House Built By Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House”


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Scholar Bio:

Jonathan W. White is associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is author or editor of thirteen books and more than one hundred articles, essays and reviews about the Civil War. His earlier book, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln, was named a best book of 2014 by Civil War Monitor, was a finalist for both the Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize and the Jefferson Davis Prize, and won the Abraham Lincoln Institute’s 2015 book prize. Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War was named a best book of 2017 by Civil War Monitor. His 2018 book, “Our Little Monitor”: The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, co-authored with Anna Gibson Holloway, was a finalist for the Indie Book Awards and honorable mention for the John Lyman Book Award. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, serves on the Boards of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the Abraham Lincoln Association, and is the Vice Chair of The Lincoln Forum. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia, the Ford’s Theatre Advisory Council, and the editorial board of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography. In 2019 he won the Outstanding Faculty Award of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the highest award given to faculty in the Commonwealth. His most recent books are My Work Among the Freedmen: The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters of Harriet M. Buss (2021), which he co-edited with his student, Lydia Davis; and To Address You As My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln (2021).