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Volunteers in Blue and Gray: Why They Fought

3 years agoOdd : Britannica Blog

This week is the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run (or Manassas), and on this occasion we present this lecture by James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian and senior adviser to Encyclopaedia Britannica, which he gave in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 12, 2011, on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter. It was the last lecture in a series (April 8–12, 2011) called “Why They Fought: Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.
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McPherson's Abe: Hail to the Chief

History / US History : A. Lincoln Blog (6 years ago)

James M. McPherson, Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief (New York: Penguin Press, 2008).The Skinny: One of the foremost historians of the Civil War examines Lincoln's presidency through the lens of his role as comman... Read Post

5 Questions for James McPherson (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian & Britannica Contributor) on Abraham Lincoln & His Legacy

Odd : Britannica Blog (6 years ago)

James McPherson is America's leading Civil War historian, winning the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for... Read Post

James McPherson on

History / US History : Lincoln Studies (6 years ago)

Pulitzer Prize winning historian James McPherson will be appearing on this evening at 6 pm Central. He will be signing copies of his new book, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. CLICK HERE to... Read Post

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