Podcast, Episode 9: James M. McPherson

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James McPherson is the Dean of Civil War historians. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his 1988 book Battle Cry of Freedom. He has also won the Lincoln Prize twice, for For Cause and Comrades:Why Men Fought in the Civil War and Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. He is the author more recently of Embattled Rebel and The War that Forged a Nation both published in 2015. He taught at Princeton University for more than 40 years. In this episode, he talks with Colin about Johns Hopkins and his mentor C. Vann Woodward, landing at Princeton, and his life studying and writing about the Civil War.

About amerikanrambler

Amerikan Rambler is a Virginia-based blog and podcast hosted by Colin Woodward. Colin is a historian, author, and amateur musician, who works in the archives full-time. Author of Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War, he is now writing a book on the historical, family, and musical roots of Johnny Cash.
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