This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War

Here’s Professor James M. McPherson at the Massachusetts School of Law talking about his perspectives on Civil War History.  The video’s description says, “Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews reknowned author James M. McPherson about his book “This Mighty Scourge- Perspectives on the Civi War. Mcpherson discusses a myriad of topics including why the civil war began, the role of racism and slavery in the civil war, how foreign perspectives shaped the south’s declaration of states rights, Lincoln’s strategy to restore the union and what might have happened if the south had seceded.”

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