475Nov 19, 2013
150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson, and others spoke at an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and ...
307Jul 10, 2013
Union and Confederate Navies
James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, in which he argues that the actions of both navies determined whether or not foreign ...
1,309May 8, 2013
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 2
John Marszalek and James McPherson spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, focusing on the second and third days of the fighting. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863, ...
499Mar 1, 2013
African American Soldiers and Emancipation
James McPherson and Barbara Fields spoke about the history of African-American soldiers during the Civil War, including issues related to inequality, racism and recruiting. They also talked ...
920Jan 24, 2013
Book Discussion on Freedom National
James Oakes talked about his book, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865, in which he examines the efforts, ranging from the militaristic to the ...
2,961Dec 4, 2012
Three Days at Gettysburg, Part 1
Historians Craig Symonds, James McPherson and Harold Holzer discuss the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. The three-day battle fought in Pennsylvania from July 1 through July 3, 1863, ...
980Oct 4, 2012
Book Discussion on War on the Waters
Historian James McPherson talked about his book, War on the Water: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, which presents a history of the use of naval forces by the Union and ...
768Sep 16, 2012
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam
James McPherson, Civil War historian, and Edwin Bearss, former National Park Service chief historian, each talked about the Battle of Antietam. After the presentations the authors together took ...
511Sep 16, 2012
James McPherson on the Battle of Antietam
Historian James McPherson talked about the Battle of Antietam. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video Touts from high school students. Some scenes ...
1,607May 31, 2012
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as Commanders-in-Chief
This week on The Civil War, a discussion about Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as opposing commanders-in-chief. Historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and William Davis talk about how ...
1,101Feb 25, 2012
Person of the Year 1862, Part 2
Each year, Time magazine selects a single person who had the most influence on events during the previous twelve months. If the same question had been posed in the year 1862, who would ...
377Jan 8, 2012
Career of Historian James McPherson
Professor Burton chaired a panel discussion on the career of historian and author James McPherson. The panelists, including friends, colleagues, and former students of the noted Civil War ...
1,816May 12, 2011
Book Discussion on Hearts Touched by Fire
Civil War historians Harold Holzer, James McPherson, and Stephen Sears recount the Battle of Antietam, which occurred in September 1862 in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The historians present their ...
424Apr 12, 2011
Volunteers in Blue and Gray
Historian James McPherson spoke to the many reasons why Civil War volunteer soldiers would choose to fight in the uniform of either the blue or the gray. He responded to questions from members ...
382Sep 24, 2010
Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Final Session
Historians who had been on the afternoon panel discussion of the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War responded to questions submitted by members of the ...
715Sep 24, 2010
The Tough Stuff of American History and Memory
Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. Several showed pictures during their presentations. After the presentations were given, ...
723Jan 23, 2010
Reaction to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
Panelists discussed the reaction to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation such as New York’s response of ousting Republicans from statewide office, heightening the criticism of ...
885Nov 16, 2009
Lincoln and the West
James McPherson spoke about President Abraham Lincoln’s connection to the West and his opposition to the expansion of slavery. He responded to questions from members of the ...
353Nov 22, 2008
Lincoln in His Time and Ours
“Lincoln in His Time and Ours: A Public Symposium” was held by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Studies Program and History Department of Columbia ...
1,974Oct 8, 2008
James McPherson on His Writing Habits
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson was interviewed at his home and the office where he has written all of his books for the past 43 years. Professor McPherson discussed the books ...
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