Title: Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
Author: James McPherson
Year: 1988
Categories: Civil War, Synthesis, Slavery, Freedom, War, Military History, Political History
Place: United States
Time Period: 1847-1865

Argument Synopsis
James McPherson has written a sweeping synthesis of the Civil War Ear in American history. McPherson does not posit an overarching interpretation of the era, instead writing a narrative arc that describes the fulcrum point of American history. 

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