American Leaders and the Issues of 1861

The evening before the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, historians spoke about leadership and the troubling issues of 1861.… read more

The evening before the 150th anniversary of the attack on Fort Sumter, historians spoke about leadership and the troubling issues of 1861. Edward Ayres projected some graphics as he talked about “The Logic of Secession.” Emory Thomas talked about “The Dogs of War.”

“A Troubled House: American Leaders and the Issues of 1861” was part of “Why They Fought: Reflections on the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War,” the Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Observance Lecture Series produced by the Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust. This program was held in First (Scots) Presbyterian Church in Charleston, S.C. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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American Leaders and the Issues of 1861

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
First Aired:
Jul 16, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 17, 2011

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  • Jul 16, 2011 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 16, 2011 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 17, 2011 | 11:02am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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