James M. McPherson

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James M. McPherson (Valley City, 11 ottobre 1936) è uno storico statunitense.

Biografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

Nato a Valley City, nello stato statunitense del Dakota del Nord, figlio di James Munro e Mirium (Osborn) McPherson. Studiò al St. Peter High School e ottenne una Bachelor of Arts al Gustavus Adolphus College nel 1858 e il suo Ph.D. al Johns Hopkins University nel 1963.

Sposò Patricia Rosche da cui ebbe una figlia, Joanna Erika.[1]

Nel 1989 venne premiato con il premio Pulitzer per la storia per Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

Opere[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  • The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1964.
  • The Negro's Civil War: How American Negroes Felt and Acted During the War for the Union. New York: Pantheon Books, 1965.
  • Marching Toward Freedom: The Negro in the Civil War, 1861-1865. New York: Knopf, 1968.
  • The Abolitionist Legacy: From Reconstruction to the NAACP. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1975
  • Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction. New York: Knopf, 1982
  • Lincoln and the Strategy of Unconditional Surrender. Gettysburg, PA: Gettysburg College, 1984.
  • How Lincoln Won the War with Metaphors. Fort Wayne, IN: Louis A. Warren Lincoln Library and Museum, 1985.
  • Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988
  • Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.
  • What They Fought For, 1861-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, c1994.
  • Drawn with the Sword: Reflections on the American Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Is Blood Thicker than Water?: Crises of Nationalism in the Modern World. Toronto: Vintage Canada, c1998.
  • Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • The Boys in Blue and Gray. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2002.
  • Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg. New York: Crown Journeys, 2003.
  • This Mighty Scourge. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, 2008.
  • Abraham Lincoln. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Note[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  1. ^ Brennan, Elizabeth A.; Elizabeth C. Clarage (1999). Who's who of Pulitzer Prize Winners. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 1573561118. pag 319

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