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Review of Battle Cry of Freedom
Book Review (2016)
  • Barry Clark
James McPherson exhibits that he is an exceptionally skilled writer, and an accomplished story-teller of historical events. His work suffers from his underlying intent, based upon his political perspective, to repaint historical events that were well-understood, by contemporaries to those events and historians for a century and a half afterward, to have very different meanings than historians like McPherson interpret and present. I would not recommend Battle Cry to anyone not steeped in a foundational understanding of what better historians have said of the war.
  • James McPherson,
  • Battle Cry
Publication Date
February, 2016
Citation Information
Barry Clark. "Review of Battle Cry of Freedom" Book Review (2016)
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