Historian Adam Goodheart on ‘1861: A Civil War Awakening’
April 13, 2011
For two days exactly 150 years ago, Confederate forces shelled Fort Sumter offshore Charleston, South Carolina â€“ the first battle of the U.S. Civil War. Todayâ€™s guest on Radio Times, historian and journalist ADAM GOODHEART has a new book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, that chronicles the outbreak of war, as well as an epic tale of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Goodheart is the director of Washington Collegeâ€™s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, and all year long, heâ€™s been contributing to The New York Timesâ€™ â€śDisunionâ€ť blog exploring events from 150 years ago with a contemporary lens.