Book Discussion on This Mighty Scourge

Professor James McPherson talked about his book, This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War, published by Oxford University Press,… read more

Professor James McPherson talked about his book, This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War, published by Oxford University Press, which contains 16 of his essays. Essay topics include the reasons why the Civil War started, the motivations behind the leaders on both sides, and the reason it ended the way it did. He also responded to questions from the audience.

Professor McPherson has written many books about the Civil War. His single-volume history of the Civil War, Battle Cry of Freedom, won a Pulitzer Prize. His book on what motivated soldiers, For Cause and Comrades, won the 1998 Lincoln Prize. close

Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More information about

Book Discussion on This Mighty Scourge

243 Views
Program ID:
197099-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 7, 2007
Last Aired:
Jul 28, 2007

Airing Details

  • Apr 07, 2007 | 1:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 08, 2007 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 09, 2007 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2007 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 28, 2007 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on This Mighty Scourge

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:53:10
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:53:10
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video