Jonathan W. White

Jonathan W. White is an assistant professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, in Newport News, Virginia. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln and Treason in the Civil War: The Trials of John Merryman (Louisiana State University Press, 2011), and has another book, titled To Aid Their Rebel Friends: Politics and Treason in the Civil War North, under contract with LSU Press. White has published A Philadelphia Perspective:The Civil War Diary of Sidney George Fisher (Fordham University Press, 2007) and articles in Civil War History, American Nineteenth Century History, Ohio Valley History, and the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography.


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  1. Contested Loyalty
    Situational and wartime constructions of "Patriotism" and "Loyalty" shaped American discourse and actions throughout the Civil War. While most scholarly work on Civil War Era nationalism has focused on southern identity and... Learn More
    Published: 5th June 2018
    Hardback | £54.00
    EPUB | £60.00
  2. A Philadelphia Perspective
    "Invaluable…many insights into the life and thought of the nineteenth century…. [Fisher's] comments are stimulating, often barbed….the narrative is smooth-flowing and fascinating."-American Historical Review"An important... Learn More
    Published: 30th April 2007
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £33.00