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 ‚Äď the first battle of the U.S. Civil War. Today‚Äôs 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 College‚Äôs C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, and all year long, he‚Äôs been contributing to The New York Times‚Äô ‚ÄúDisunion‚ÄĚ blog exploring events from 150 years ago with a contemporary lens.