The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters

The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters

by James M. McPherson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190658533
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 224,696
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James M. McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He is the author of many works of history, including Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the 1989 Pulitzer Prize.


Princeton, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1936

Place of Birth:

Valley City, North Dakota


B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) 1958; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1963

Table of Contents

1. Why the Civil War Still Matters
2. Mexico, California, and the Coming of the Civil War
3. A Just War?
4. Death and Destruction in the Civil War
5. American Navies and British Neutrality During the Civil War
6. The Rewards of Risk-Taking: Two Civil War Admirals
7. How Did Freedom Come?
8. Lincoln, Slavery, and Freedom
9. A. Lincoln, Commander in Chief
10. The Commander Who Would Not Fight: McClellan and Lincoln
11. Lincoln's Legacy for Our Time
12. War and Peace in the Post-Civil War South

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