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James M. McPherson

Born: Oct 11, 1936

Birthplace: Valley City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

James M. McPherson

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1936
Birth Place : Valley City

James M. "Jim" McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom. McPherson was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclop?dia Britannica.


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Author
  • Historian

Also known as

  • MacPherson, James Munro
  • James McPherson

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize for History
  • Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
  • Jefferson Lecture
  • Lincoln Prize
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