Christian McWhirter

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General Information

Name: Christian McWhirter

Pen Name: None

Genres: History

Born: 1978 in North York, Ontario, Canada


Website: www.facebook.com/CivilWarMusic

Email: N/A


Illinois Connection

McWhirter moved to Springfield, Illinois, in 2013 to work at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library as part of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project.

Biographical and Professional Information

Christian McWhirter is an Assistant Editor for The Papers of Abraham Lincoln and Editor of the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association. His first book, Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War (2012) was a selection of the History Book Club. He has also written articles for the New York Times Disunion blog, the Blackwell's Companion series, and Civil War Monitor.

Published Works

Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War, University of North Carolina Press, 2012

On Lincoln's Mind: Leading the Nation to the Gettysburg Address, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2013

On Lincoln's Side: Reelecting a Leader, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2014


Titles at Your Library

Battle Hymns: The Power and Popularity of Music in the Civil War (Civil War America)

ISBN: 1469613670
Release Date: 2014-02-01

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On Lincoln's Mind: Leading the Nation to the Gettysburg Address

ISBN: 0942579267
Release Date: 2013

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Literary Awards

  • History Book Club Selection, Battle Hymns


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

For speaking engagements, please contact the marketing department at the University of North Carolina Press.

The author is willing to speak on a wide variety of topics related to the Civil War and American history, although he is specifically qualified to speak on Civil War music and nineteenth-century popular culture. McWhirter can also speak on various aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life and career. At minimum, the author requires coverage of any travel and accommodation expenses, although he often requests a small speaking fee.

External Links

Christian McWhirter on WorldCat

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