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Battle Cry of Freedom

McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom. Read by Jonathan Davis. New York: Recorded Books, 2007.

Reason read: I am cheating a little with the reading of this book. 473 more words

Book Reviews

Day One: James McPherson

Part two in a series

James McPherson still finds himself surrounded by Southerners.

The difference now, though, is that the shady neighborhood of small, tight houses seems far more hospitable than the Confederate skirmishers that surrounded him on July 22, 1864. 642 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

WHY THE CIVIL WAR STILL MATTERS

When I accepted a faculty position at the University of Washington in 1988, I anticipated that my teaching responsibilities would lie primarily in the fields of American economic history and the history of the United States in the twentieth century.  398 more words

Faith And History

Negative and Positive Freedom

I’m reading James McPherson’s book The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Mattersand it presents interesting context that connects to our… 932 more words

Sacrifice

James M. McPherson on CHARLIE ROSE last night, talked about the Civil War and his new book on Jefferson Davis.

The Commander and Chief of the Confederate States of America took a lot of the blame for the loss of the South in the Civil War, but was it all warranted ? 60 more words

History