Book Discussion on Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam
James McPherson talked about his book, Crossroads of Freedom. This book focused on the Battle of Antietam, which was not only the bloodiest… read more
James McPherson talked about his book, Crossroads of Freedom. This book focused on the Battle of Antietam, which was not only the bloodiest battle in the U.S. Civil War, but in American history. He talked about the role of Antietam in turning the Civil War from an uncertain future into a likely Union victory.
James McPherson is the author of Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam, Pivotal Moments in American History, published by Oxford University Press. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- James M. McPherson Professor Emeritus Princeton University->History Department
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