1861: The Civil War Awakening By Adam Goodheart

Time Period
1861 to 1876
Media Type
Civil War
Military History
Politics & Government
Adam Goodheart

With his new book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, Adam Goodheart revisits the most turbulent and consequential year in American history. In the hands of a master storyteller, we relive a time that witnessed the breakup of the nation and the first bloodletting in what became a four-year catalog of internecine violence and destruction. As the first year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial comes to an end, this lecture pulls together all of the drama and tumult of 1861 and present vividly the characters who populated that decisive era.

Adam Goodheart has taught history and served as director of the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College in Maryland.

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