McPherson, James M.. New York: Vintage Books (1965). . Reprint. Paperback. xii, 358 pp. Index. Previous owner’s name. A solid copy with only light wear. “In this classic study, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson deftly narrates the experience of blacks – former slaves and soldiers, preachers, visionaries, doctors, intellectuals, and common people – during the Civil War.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: .