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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christian McWhirter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT History

Born: 1978 in North York, Ontario, Canada


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''.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *History Book Club Selection, ''Battle Hymns''