Civil War Sesquicentennial

Posted on March 31, 2011

As the anniversary of the bombardment of Fort Sumter edges ever closer, these two recent accounts of the events immediately leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War might be of interest.

“Fort Sumter: The Civil War Begins,” Smithsonian

(our own Bernie Powers is quoted in this one, as is the Executive Director of the CLAW Program, Vernon Burton)
“The Choice Is Charybdis,” Opinionator Blog, New York Times
Also, the College’s Division of Marketing and Communication made a video recording some of the comments made during the panel on memory of the War that closed out the CLAW conference just before Spring Break. You can view the video on YouTube.