Historian James M. McPherson of Princeton University is a Civil War expert. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Battle Cry of Freedom and served as the President of the American Historical Association. In the video below, he discusses the aftermath of the American Civil War in a guest lecture at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

“But There Was No Peace: The Aftermath of the Civil War”

Princeton Historian James M. McPherson discusses the legacy of Abraham Lincoln in American culture:

James M. McPherson discusses his book The Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War and the relationship between slavery and the Civil War.

Skip to 14 minutes for a panel discussion moderated by Faith Davis Ruffins on Abraham Lincoln’s developing views on race, emancipation, colonization, suffrage, miscegenation, and how racial discourse shaped the Civil War. The panel includes Dr. Maurice Jackson and Dr. Chandra Manning of Georgetown University; Dr. Edna Greene Medford of Howard University; and Dr. Ronald Walters of University of Maryland.

The National Archive’s Lincoln Lectures explores the Lincoln assassination and the conspirators who collaborated to take down the President of the United States.

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