Come join us as we discuss the book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart
“[The] revolution began years before the first guns opened, as a gradual change in the hearts and minds of men and women, until suddenly, in the months before the attack on [Fort] Sumter, this transformation attained irresistible momentum. One person at a time, millions of Americans decided in 1861—as their grandparents had in 1776—that it was worth risking everything, their lives and fortunes, on their country. Not just on its present reality . . . but on a vision of what its future could be and what its past had meant. . . Eighteen sixty-one, like 1776 was—and still is—not just a year, but an idea.” (From 1861 by Adam Goodheart)
Date and time: Wednesday November 2, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Dunton Room
Register and pick up book at the Welcome Desk.
Be sure to sign up for Letters of the Civil War, November 6, 2–3 p.m. in the Hendrickson Room