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In 1988, Princeton history professor James McPherson published Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (Oxford University Press, 2003 or 1988 edition), a volume in the Oxford History of the United States series. Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for history, McPherson’s work has subsequently been recognized as one of the masterpieces of American historical writing. This spring we will take up the story in the summer of 1862 when Robert E. Lee’s tactical brilliance changed the war’s trajectory and Lincoln altered the Union’s war aims by transforming it into a war to destroy slavery. Gracefully written and filled with judicious analysis, the volume covers both the conflict’s military history and the political events that shaped its outcome in a narrative addressed to general readers. For those who have never read a book about the Civil War, this account will be an excellent introduction. We welcome newcomers and returning members to analyze and discuss this period of US history. Its lessons for subsequent generations should enlighten you on how what McPherson calls “the second American revolution” shaped our nation’s future.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Robert Jenkins2.John Drodow3.Jerry Bernstein 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2024 - 6/4/2024 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Jerry Bernstein  ; John Drodow  ; Robert Jenkins 
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