Jonathan W. WhiteFeb 10, 2022
A House Built by Slaves
African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House
Rowman & Littlefield 2022
Jonathan W. White, associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, has authored a book that reveals the personability of Abraham Lincoln in the context of meetings he held with African American visitors to the White House. Lincoln met with activists and soldiers and everyday African American citizens during his time as President. In A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House (Rowman & Littlefield, 2022) book, White reviews the impressions and importance of those meetings to witnesses and the African Americans who met with Lincoln. In doing so, White examines the political and social culture of the period and reveals how unique Lincoln was in his relations with visitors to the White House.
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Ian J. Drake is Associate Professor of Jurisprudence, Montclair State University.