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CNU Professor Explores Historic Treason Case in New Book
(Newport News, Va.) - Dr. Jonathan White, visiting assistant professor of American studies and a postdoctoral fellow in CNU’s Center for American Studies, has written a book titled Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman. The book will be published by LSU Press in November 2011.
Dr. White holds a PhD in history from the University of Maryland at College Park. His dissertation is titled ‘“To Aid Their Rebel Friends’: Politics and Treason in the Civil War North.” In 2010, he was awarded the Hay-Nicolay Dissertation Prize for the best dissertation in Lincoln studies by the Abraham Lincoln Institute and the Abraham Lincoln Association. In 2008, he was awarded the E.B. and Jean Smith Prize in Political History by the Department of History at the University of Maryland.
Dr. White is also the author of Guide to Research in Federal Judicial History Washington, D.C.: Federal Judicial Center, 2010) and A Philadelphia Perspective: The Civil War Diary of Sidney George Fisher (New York: Fordham University Press, 2007). For more information about Dr. White’s lectures and forthcoming book, please visit www.facebook.com/
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