Thursday, April 10, 2014

Adam Goodheart on "1861"

Over at Inkandescentradio, Adam Goodheart, historian, writer, and director of the C.V. Starr Center, talks about his book 1861: The Civil War Awakening and his forthcoming book 1865.  

Here is the introduction to the podcast:

In today’s podcast, we learn:
  • What inspired Goodheart to write “1861?
  • What makes this war so important to understand— especially for kids
  • Some of the Civil War heroes who may have inspired you in some way
  • What role women like Jessie Freemont played in the war
  • How and when he developed his liking for American history
  • Why today’s kids don’t know much of history
  • What he thinks we can all do to help pass on our enthusiasm for the founders to kids in k-12
  • And, Goodheart leaves us three fascinating facts about the Civil War that our listeners can talk tonight about at the dinner table.

Listen to the podcast here.