Welcome to www.jasonemerson.com — information about historian Jason Emerson’s research and writing projects, which focus mainly on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and his family.
Here you will find information and links to Jason’s books, articles, news, and upcoming projects.
Jason is currently working through the publication production stages for his newest book (of which he is co-author with Erica Barnes), “The Bear Tree” and Other Little-Known Stories from Cazenovia’s History, to be published by Syracuse University Press in 2021.
Mary Lincoln for the Ages is part narrative historical inquiry and part analytical bibliography. It contextualizes Mary Lincoln’s life and thoroughly reexamines nearly every word ever written about her. In doing so, this book becomes the prime authority on Mary Lincoln, points researchers to key underused sources, reveals how views about her have evolved over the years, and sets the stage for new questions and debates about the themes and controversies that have defined her legacy.
Jason’s previous books include:
- The Madness of Mary Lincoln
- Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln
- Mary Lincoln’s Insanity Case: A Documentary History
- The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln’s Widow, As Revealed by Her Own Letters
- Lincoln the Inventor
- Lincoln’s Lover: Mary Lincoln and Poetry
- Earliest Known Photo of Abraham LincolnThe earliest known photo of Abraham Lincoln is well known and commonly seen today, but […]
- Lincoln’s Descendant Disliked Her Famous HeritageMary Lincoln “Peggy” Beckwith, Abraham Lincoln’s great-granddaughter, was a liberated woman who refused to conform […]
- Mary and Tad interviewed by NY World in 1871When Mary Lincoln and her 17-year-old son Tad returned to American after nearly three years […]
- Escape the NewsThrilled and honored that my book The Madness of Mary Lincoln has been named one of […]
- Lincoln Lore InterviewLincoln Lore magazine published an interview with Jason regarding Mary Lincoln for the Ages, in […]
- History Author Show InterviewINTERVIEW“Q&A with Jason Emerson: Mary Lincoln for the Ages,” The History Author Show, www.historyauthor.com, posted […]
- Mary Lincoln for the AgesJason’s newest book, Mary Lincoln for the Ages, is published. Check it out on amazon.com or […]
- Gettysburg RepliesJason contributed an essay to the fantastic book, Gettysburg Replies: The World Responds to Abraham […]
- Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential LibraryJason contributed an essay to the fascinating book, Treasures of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. […]
- Stealing Lincoln’s BodyJason appears in the Lincoln documentary, “Stealing Lincoln’s Body,” on The History Channel! You can also […]