A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House (Hardcover)
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Rediscover the forgotten story of how President Lincoln welcomed African Americans to his White House during America's most divided and war-torn era. Jonathan White illuminates why Lincoln's welcome of African Americans to the White House transformed the trajectory of race relations in the United States, using the White House as the stage to empower Black voices in America's most divisive era.
About the Author
Jonathan W. White is associate professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University. He is the author of ten books and over 100 articles, essays, and reviews on Lincoln and the Civil War. His writing has appeared in Smithsonian, Time, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He lives in Newport News, Virginia.