Jonathan White

Jonathan W. White

Adjunct Graduate Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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Jonathan W. White is Associate Professor of American Studies and a senior fellow at the Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is the author of several books and articles about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. His recent book, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln, was selected by Civil War Monitor as one of the best books of 2014, was a Finalist for the Lincoln Prize and the Jefferson Davis Prize, and won the Abraham Lincoln Institute's 2015 Book Prize.

Research Areas

U.S. Constitution
U.S. Civil War
Treason in American History


PhD, University of Maryland at College Park
MA, University of Maryland at College Park
BA, Pennsylvania State University

Courses Taught

AHG 504 - Civil War and Reconstruction