Battle Cry of Freedom by JamesM McPherson
Battle of Cry of Freedom by James M McPherson
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Times stated “This is historical writing of he highest order”.
From the United States at mid-century to “we are all Americans”, James M McPherson takes us on the historical journey of the States before the war with the opposition to slavery growing along with the politics that surround the issue.
The discussion over slavery with its southern lifetyle benefits versus the pressure from northern states and international governments is coming to a boil in the decade before the Civil War.
Few can see that war is possible but the few with sight predict a long and bloody conflict. Upon the nomination of President Lincoln, many southern politicians and their constituents know where the issue of slavery will be headed. The southern antebellum economy and lifestyle known for a century will be threatened.
Young southern men are fast to be vocal and the dogs of war will soon be unleashed.
The Battle Cry of Freedom by James M McPherson as well written as mentioned by the Times. Hard to put down once you pick up this valuable addition to your home library.