Join legendary Princeton historian James M. McPherson on an exploration of Civil War sites from Savannah to Richmond with Princeton Journeys, May 15-25, 2013. Begin in Savannah, a city so beautiful that President Lincoln would not permit General Sherman to burn it. Board the 138-passenger Yorktown and cruise up the southeastern coastline and the intracoastal waterway. Pay calls at Beaufort, Charleston, Fort Fisher, and Morehead City before exploring the pivotal Civil War sites of Hampton Roads and Petersburg. Conclude the educational adventuring in Richmond.
When Professor McPherson led his last Princeton Journeys program, it sold out. Be sure to reserve your spot today!
About the Study Leader
James M. McPherson joined the Princeton faculty in 1962 and transferred to emeritus status in 2004 as the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, Emeritus. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for his single volume treatment of the Civil War, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, and his volume For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War earned him the prestigious Lincoln Prize in 1998. In 2007 he became the recipient of the first Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
Over his 42 years spent at the University and even now in his official retirement, he has generously shared his knowledge with generations of Princetonians, through courses in the history department that are consistently oversubscribed as well as through field trips to Civil War battle sites that draw large numbers of students and alumni. Professor McPherson’s insights on this Journey will be complemented by those of Dr. Judith A. Hunter ’83 S*92.