Princeton historian JAMES MCPHERSON on 150 years of the Civil War


    Hour 2

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    We’ll continue to look back at what we learned and what we still need to correct from the American Civil War. A lot has been covered the last 150 years, but since we’re talking to our guest, Princeton history professor, JAMES MCPHERSON, author of the landmark 1988 book, Pulitzer Prize-winning, “Battle Cry of Freedom,” we’ll go deep into the battles and legacy of the war that took more American lives than all other of its wars combined. A prolific chronicler of the Civil War, McPherson has contributed an introduction to the Gettysburg chapter of a new collection of on-the-ground accounts of the war called, “Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War,” an abridgment of the four-volume mother lode of sources historians have used since its first publication in 1887.

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