- ›› Coverage Geographical : Virginia
James M. McPherson, George Henry Davis ’86 Professor of History at Princeton University and Pulitzer Prize winner, examines the Battle of Antietam and establishes that Antietam was a critical victory that ensured the continuance of Lincoln’s presidency, raised Northern morale, and enabled Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
Catherine Clinton, professor of US history at Queen’s University Belfast, mixes history and biography to humanize Tubman, one of America’s most-recognized, but little-known heroes.
A graduate of Syracuse Medical College, Mary Walker served as a doctor during the American Civil War. In April 1864, Walker was captured by the Confederates in Tennessee. Following her release, President Lincoln summoned Walker to Washington, DC, to discuss her imprisonment.