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Not Your (Old, White) Father's History

If you haven’t already heard, the New York Times recently interviewed retired Princeton historian of the Civil War James McPherson for the newspaper’s “By the Book” feature. 3,059 more words

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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

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The Controversy Over James McPherson's New York Times Booklist

James McPherson’s recent interview with the New York Times has sparked a mini-firestorm with historians.  McPherson is an experienced and exceptionally well regarded historian.  Some of the frustration is probably a result of the fact that McPherson is such a well respected historian who is a considered “ 592 more words

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Death of an Army Commander

150 years ago today at 11 AM, the U.S. Army lost its first-ever Army Commander to die at the head of his troops, Major General James B. 417 more words

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July 22, 1864: Witnesses to the death of General McPherson

On this day in July, 1864, Confederate General John B. Hood launched a flank attack on the Federals on the east side of Atlanta.  This was the second such attack by Hood since taking command of the Army of Tennessee, following the Battle of Peachtree Creek two days earlier. 895 more words

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A true history of the Civil War

BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: The Civil War Era, by James M. McPherson (1988) emphasizes a key fact about the Civil War which some historians try to ignore—that the war was started by the South and fought in defense of slavery. 858 more words

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