Jonathan W. White is associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is author or editor of eight 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 most recent book is "Our Little Monitor": The Greatest Invention of the Civil War, co-authored with Anna Gibson Holloway.