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James M. McPherson

Born: 11-Oct-1936
Birthplace: Valley City, ND

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Civil War historian

Wife: (one child)

    High School: St. Peter High School, St. Peter, MN
    University: BA, Gustavus Adolphus College (1958)
    University: PhD, Johns Hopkins University (1963)
    Professor: History, Princeton University

    Pulitzer Prize for History 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom
    American Historical Association President (2003)
    MacArthur Fellowship

Author of books:
The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction (1964)
The Negro's Civil War: How American Negroes Felt and Acted During the War for the Union (1965)
Marching Toward Freedom: The Negro in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1968)
The Abolitionist Legacy: From Reconstruction to the NAACP (1975)
Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction (1982)
Lincoln and the Strategy of Unconditional Surrender (1984)
How Lincoln Won the War with Metaphors (1985)
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988)
Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution (1990)
What They Fought For, 1861-1865 (1994)
Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War (1996)
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War (1997)
Is Blood Thicker than Water? Crises of Nationalism in the Modern World (1998)
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam (2002)
The Boys in Blue and Gray (2002, juvenile)
Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg (2003)
This Mighty Scourge (2007)

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