James McPherson ’58 returns as Sesquicentennial Scholar

Posted on April 4th, 2012 by

Civil War historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson ’58 will return to campus and speak in Christ Chapel on Monday, April 16, at 10 a.m.  His talk titled, “Two Sesquicentennials: New Beginnings” will be live-streamed on the Gustavus website. He will also speak on Tuesday, April 17, at Interlachen Country Club in Edina at 5 p.m. on “Why the Civil War Still Matters.” McPherson has authored several books on topics including the abolition of slavery and Abraham Lincoln. His 1988 book, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, helped launch an unprecedented national renaissance of interest in the Civil War and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. For more information about McPherson’s visit, go online to gustavus.edu/go/mcpherson or contact Gustavus Professor of History Greg Kaster at gkaster@gustavus.edu.


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