Skip to main content
Intellect

Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian James McPherson at BYU forum Nov. 29

James McPherson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, will speak at a Brigham Young University forum assembly Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.

The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU Radio and byubroadcasting.org. For rebroadcast and archive information, visit byub.org or speeches.byu.edu.

James M. McPherson graduated magna cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College and did his graduate study and received a doctorate with distinction from Johns Hopkins. From 1962 to 2004 he taught at Princeton University, where he now holds the position of George Henry Davis '86 Professor of American History Emeritus.

He has written 16 books and edited another dozen, mostly on the era of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. Several of his books have won prizes, most notably the Pulitzer Prize in history (1989) for "Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era."

He has received several other awards, including the Pritzker Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing (2007). He has served as president of the Society of American Historians and the American Historical Association.

For more information, contact Kirsten Thompson at (801) 422-4331.

Writer: Melissa Connor

McPherson.jpg

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

The secret ingredient of organizational long-term success? Adapt to public expectations, says new BYU research

October 11, 2021
When an organization’s mission or actions are out of line with what people who have a stake in that organization expect, the legitimacy of the organization is called into question. This lack of legitimacy causes an organization’s stakeholders to perceive it as self-centered and untrustworthy.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU scientists discover a new cancer-driving mechanism, develop new drug to treat it

October 05, 2021
Another important step in the fight against cancer has been enabled thanks in part to research from BYU scientists.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

Forum: The beloved community

September 28, 2021
Martin Luther King III, lawyer and American human rights advocate, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. He spoke on the principles that support his father’s vision of a “beloved community.”
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=