Jonathan W. White is associate professor of American Studies and a senior fellow with the Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than seventy-five articles, essays and reviews. He serves on the boards of several organizations dedicated to the study of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, as well as the Ford's Theatre Advisory Council. 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 both for the Lincoln Prize and the Jefferson Davis Prize, and won the Abraham Lincoln Institute's 2015 Book Prize. His newest book, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War will be published by the University of North Carolina Press in March 2017.