39Jan 8, 2004
Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award
Professor McPherson, president of the American Historical Association, presented Senator Byrd with the association’s Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award. The award “is given ...
146Nov 3, 2003
Book Discussion on The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom
Professor McPherson talked about the Civil War, the causes of secession and the reasons for the Union’s victory. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History, his book Battle Cry of ...
723Jun 25, 2003
Book Discussion on Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg
Professor McPherson discussed his latest book, Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg, published by Crown Publishers. In the book, the author reenacts the Battle of Gettysburg for ...
123Nov 16, 2002
Negotiating for Peace During the Civil War
The speakers talked about President Lincoln and the Civil War, focusing on efforts to negotiate peace during the Civil War. Mr. McPherson was the keynote speaker. Following prepared ...
139Oct 12, 2002
Civil War History
Professor McPherson talked about his book, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam. He also answered questions from audience members.
Outside the tent, following his speech, he was ...
659Jun 25, 2001
Biographies of Ulysses S. Grant
The panelists discussed the life of Ulysses S. Grant. They answered questions about Grant from moderator James McPherson, himself a Civil War author, and then answered questions from members of ...
1,841Mar 4, 2001
In Depth with James McPherson
Professor McPherson talked about his life and his writings. He has taught history at Princeton since 1962, and his specialty is the American Civil War and Reconstruction. He is the author ...
134Nov 19, 2000
The 137th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address
Marking the 137th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, participants spoke about the significance of the occasion and of President Lincoln. An actor portraying President ...
42Sep 11, 2000
Scholars discussed presidents of the 20th century, what lies in store for future presidents, and how historians will view them. The panel responded to questions from the audience.
138Sep 11, 2000
The President as Crisis Manager
Historians discussed the crises handled by Presidents Lincoln, Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Kennedy and Nixon. They also responded to questions from the audience.
51Sep 11, 2000
Presidential Power in the 21st Century
Historians speculated about presidential power in the 21st century and discussed past presidents who are viewed as powerful. They answered questions from the audience.
450Jul 10, 2000
Book Discussion on Battle Cry of Freedom
Mr. McPherson discussed his book Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, published by Oxford University Press. The book won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1989. The author ...
57May 8, 2000
Citizen Soldiers of the Civil War
Mr. McPherson discussed his experiences as a United States Civil War historian. Among the issues he discussed were the continuing relevance it has on today’s society and the ...
1,943Feb 26, 1999
Book Discussion on Writing the Civil War
The co-editors McPherson and Cooper moderated a panel discussion of their book, Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand, published by University of South Carolina Press. The other ...
86Nov 18, 1998
Book Discussion on Writing the Civil War
Mr. McPherson talked about his book, Writing the Civil War, published by University of South Carolina Press. In this book fourteen historians present a wide-ranging discussion of ...
386May 21, 1998
Book Discussion on For Cause and Comrades
Professor McPherson talked about his book, For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, published by Oxford University Press. The book is about Professor McPherson’s ...
163Jun 21, 1994
Civil War Battle Sites and Disney Theme Park
Governor Allen testified concerning the proposed Disney theme park which would be built on lands just four miles from Manassas, VA. Manassas was the site of two Civil War battles commonly known ...
3,326Mar 21, 1994
Book Discussion on What They Fought For, 1861-65
Mr. MacPherson discussed his book What They Fought For, 1861-1865, an examination of the people who fought in the U.S. Civil War. He wrote the book after years of teaching U.S. ...
140Jul 12, 1993
Civil War Battlefields Report
The participants spoke about the importance of Civil War remembrance. Mr. Bearss discussed Civil War events on this date in history. Senator Bumpers, the founder of the Civil War ...
89Mar 21, 1993
The Civil War and Today's Issues
Five history professors and an executive participated in a roundtable discussion relating the issues of the Civil War to today’s issues during a symposium on the Civil War at Shepherd ...