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With Miller Williams, James Alan McPherson has edited and contributed essays and a short story to a volume of essays, stories, poems, and pictures entitled Railroad: Trains and Train People in American Culture (1976). After 1969, McPherson also contributed several essays to The Atlantic Monthly and to Reader’s Digest. Crabcakes (1998), a volume of meditations on many topics, was McPherson’s first book after the short-story collection Elbow Room. Fathering Daughters: Reflections by Men (1998), edited by McPherson and DeWitt Henry, is a collection of essays on the father-daughter bond.