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… read more

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 Freedom was acknowledged to be the definitive account of the Civil War. He talked about the recently released new edition, titled The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, published by Oxford University Press, which eliminated the footnotes and edited out a fifth of the text, providing room for color maps of major battles and campaigns, photographs, cartoons and artist’s depictions from the period. There was not a question and answer period. close

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Book Discussion on The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom

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179322-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 26, 2003
Last Aired:
Feb 22, 2004

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  • Dec 26, 2003 | 3:39pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2003 | 3:42am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 08, 2004 | 4:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2004 | 10:17pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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