The Civil War: Ch.4 Pt.26 (New Orleans Falls)

The Shelby Foote Project



Why was the Civil War fought – this is Professor McPherson’s look at the reasons given by both the North and the South.

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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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Round Table discussion about Civil War Generals – interesting watch.

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Ken Burns The Civil War Episodes – 135 Episodes are available through this one link.

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