Matthew Pinsker

ASU Future of War Fellow, International Security Program

Matthew Pinsker is an ASU Future of War fellow with New America's International Security program. He is writing a biography of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his record as a political party leader. Boss Lincoln, forthcoming from W.W. Norton & Co., offers new insights about the history of American partisanship through the biography of its greatest practitioner. Pinsker held a visiting research professorship at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, where he worked on issues concerning presidential war powers and U.S. civil-military relations. He holds the Brian Pohanka Chair of Civil War history at Dickinson and serves as director of the House Divided Project. He is the author of two books, including Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and The Soldiers’ Home. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has a PhD in modern history from the University of Oxford.

All Work

Did the Civil War End Slavery?

Clearly the fight over what it meant to be an American—a free American citizen—was far more complicated than anyone had anticipated.

What Is the Future of War?

It is with this in mind that New America, a nonpartisan think tank network; Arizona State University, the nation’s largest public university

Words From the Past Illuminate a Station on the Way to Freedom

“This book is a capstone,” said Matthew Pinsker, a historian at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., who will be teaching it to K-12 educator