Jonathan W. White

Jonathan W. White, an associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, will publish two books this fall—To Address You as My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln and My Work Among the Freedmen: The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters of Harriet M. Buss—and one next winter: A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House.

“Bound to Respect”

How Black and white reformers transformed the meaning of the Dred Scott decision’s most infamous line

by Jonathan W. White | Saturday, July 03, 2021

A Terrible Loss

Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago turned plans for postwar reconciliation to a frenzy of violence

by Jonathan W. White | Wednesday, March 04, 2015