Welcome

Welcome to www.jasonemerson.com — information about Jason’s historical research and writing projects, which focus mainly on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and his family.

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.

Jason’s most recent book, Mary Lincoln for the Ages (Southern Illinois University Press), was released in April 2019.

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: