Pen Name: None
Born: 1978 in North York, Ontario, Canada
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.
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)
Release Date: 2014-02-01
On Lincoln's Mind: Leading the Nation to the Gettysburg Address
Release Date: 2013
- 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.
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