James M. McPherson
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James M. McPherson

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For the Civil War General of a similar name see James B. McPherson James M. McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book. He was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclopædia Britannica.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1936 Birth Born on October 11, 1936.

FIFTIES

1988 51 Years Old In 1988, he published his Pulitzer-winning book, Battle Cry of Freedom.
1993 56 Years Old McPherson is known for his outspokenness on contemporary issues and for his activism, such as his work on behalf of the preservation of Civil War battlefields. As president in 1993-1994 of Protect Historic America, he lobbied against the construction of a Disney theme park near Manassas battlefield. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1998 61 Years Old And in 1998 another book, For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, received the Lincoln Prize.
2002 65 Years Old In 2002, he published both a scholarly book, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam 1862, and a history of the American Civil War for children, Fields of Fury.
2003 66 Years Old …  McPherson was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclopædia Britannica. … Read More
2007 70 Years Old 1 More Event
McPherson published This Mighty Scourge in 2007, a series of essays about the American Civil War. … Read More
In 2009, he was the co-winner of the Lincoln Prize for Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief. … Read More
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