Dr. Martin Johnson

Contact Information

Hamilton Campus
Room 202 Mosler Hall
Hamilton, OH 45011
513 785 3273

Associate Professor of History (Hamilton Campus)

Administrative Director, “Hometown American History,” Teaching American History Grant, U.S. Department of Education

Book Review Editor, H-CivWar


PhD 1993, Brown University

AB, University of California, Riverside

Teaching and Research Interests: 
  • Lincoln and Civil War
  • Modern Europe
Courses Recently Taught: 
  • HST 122 Western Civilization
  • HST 197-198 World History
  • HST 301 Age of Revolutions, Europe 1750-1850
  • HST 331 Industry and Empire: Europe from 1850 to 1914
  • Lincoln and the Civil War in American Memory
Selected Publications: 
  • Writing the Gettysburg Address, University Press of Kansas, September 2013.  Winner of the 2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.
  • "Lincoln's Contested Invitation to Gettysburg," Journal of Illinois History 13/4 (Winter 2010): 238-264
  • “Lincoln’s Response to his Invitation to Gettysburg,” Lincoln Lore: The Quarterly Bulletin of the Lincoln Museum, 2007
  • “Did Abraham Lincoln Sleep with his Bodyguard? Another Look at the Evidence,” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association 27/2, 2006
  • The Dreyfus Affair: Honour and Politics in the Belle Époque, Macmillan, 1999
  • The Paradise of Association: Political Culture and Popular Organizations in the Paris Commune of 1871, University of Michigan Press, 1996
Work in Progress: 

I plan to extend my research into the last year of the Civil War by exploring the continuing development of Lincoln's policies and writings in the context of early Reconstruction.