FORA.tv Speaker - James M. McPherson

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Biography

James McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book. He was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclopedia Britannica. Born in Valley City, North Dakota, he graduated from St. Peter High School, and he received his Bachelor of Arts at Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota) in 1958, and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 1963. Currently he resides in Princeton, New Jersey, and is married with one child.

2 Programs

James McPherson: Why the Civil War Still Matters

03.16.15 | 01:11:17 min | 0 comments

Vernon Burton: The Age of Lincoln

07.14.08 | 01:26:40 min | 2 comments