The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to host Dr. Jason Silverman, who will discuss his recent book, Lincoln and the Immigrant, on Friday, February 16, 2018, at 6:00pm in honor of Abraham Lincoln's 209th birthday and President's Day weekend. A reception and book signing will follow, with copies of Dr. Silverman's book available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Jason H. Silverman recently retired as the Ellison Capers Palmer Jr Professor of History at Winthrop University where he taught for over thirty-three years. Prior to that, he taught at Yale University for four years. He is the 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, received the Immigrants’ Civil War Award by Hofstra University’s Long Island Wins, a nonprofit communications organization that focuses on immigration issues on Long Island and beyond. Of the 16,500 (and counting) volumes published on Abraham Lincoln, Silverman’s is the first full-length study of its kind. This volume inspired American By Belief, an exhibit at President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier's Home in Washington, DC. Dr. Silverman received his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his graduate degrees at Colorado State University and the University of Kentucky. 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 he 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. Dr. Silverman is Chairman of the Scholarly Advisory Group for President Lincoln’s Cottage at the National Soldier’s Home in Washington, D.C. and Co-Editor of Abraham Lincoln Abroad. He is on the editorial boards of The Lincolnator and the Lincoln Herald, and serves as the Lincoln Herald's book review editor.