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James M. McPherson

AKA James Munro 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: Battle Cry of Freedom

Wife: Patricia (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

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Historical Association President (2003)
 
    Pulitzer Prize for History 1989 for Battle Cry of Freedom
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    MacArthur Fellowship

Author of books:
The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction (1964, history)
The Negro's Civil War: How American Negroes Felt and Acted During the War for the Union (1965, history)
Marching Toward Freedom: The Negro in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (1967, history)
The Abolitionist Legacy: From Reconstruction to the NAACP (1975, history)
Ordeal by Fire (1982, history)
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988, history)
Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution (1990, history)
What They Fought For, 1861-1865 (1994, history)
Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War (1996, history)
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War (1997, history)
Is Blood Thicker Than Water? Crises of Nationalism in the Modern World (1998, international affairs)
Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam (2002, history)
Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg (2003, history)
This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War (2007, history)
Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (2008, biography)
Abraham Lincoln (2009, biography)
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (2012, history)
Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief (2014, biography)
The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters (2015, history)


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