An Interview with Jonathan White

Our conversation with Jonathan White, an Assistant Professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University and author of “Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln,” published by LSU Press. In this interview, Dr. White discusses the misconceptions behind the soldier vote in the presidential election of 1864 and the importance of examining voter turnout in elections aside from that for the presidency in 1864.

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St. Patrick’s Day in the Army

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