Drawn with the Sword by James M. McPherson

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Drawn with the Sword is is a collection of essays written by James McPherson. It's topic is the American Civil War. However, McPherson chooses not to focus on the history of the battle. Rather, he takes a look at the place the Civil War has in the American consciousness. He examines Americans' fascination with the war by looking at the debates its sparked, reenactments, and the enduring role it's had in our collective concsiousness.

McPherson gives us answers to many of these questions throughout the collection. For example, he suggests...

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