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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

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

History

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

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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