--March 9, 1832 - First Political Announcement
Professor Jason Silverman
Jason H. Silverman is the Ellison Capers Palmer Jr Professor of History at Winthrop University where he has taught for thirty-one years. Prior to that he taught at Yale University for four years.
Author or editor of eleven books, several of which were nominated for national book awards, his recent work, Lincoln and the Immigrant, a volume in the Concise Lincoln Library series published by Southern Illinois University Press was released in September. Of the 16,500, and counting, volumes published on Abraham Lincoln this is the first full-length study of its kind.
This volume inspired an exhibit, "American By Belief," which opened in October at the President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier's Home in Washington, DC, where Dr. Silverman served as a content consultant.
Dr. Silverman received his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his graduate degrees at Colorado State University and the University of Kentucky. Among his teaching awards, he has received Winthrop's Outstanding Junior Professor Award, been named the University's Distinguished Professor, received the Pi Kappa Phi Excellence in Teaching award three times and, in 1990, became the first person in Winthrop's history to be named South Carolina Professor of the year. In 2011, Dr. Silverman was named the inaugural Ellison Capers Palmer, Jr. Professor of History at Winthrop.
He is currently working on a companion volume detailing President Lincoln's reputation in 19th century Europe.
For eight years, Dr. Silverman also served two elected terms on the Rock Hill School Board.