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The First Shot: 1861

Speaker: 
James M. McPherson
Craig L. Symonds
Adam Goodheart
Harold Holzer
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 18:30
Thu, April 7th, 2011 | 7:30 pm

A century and a half after Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter to ignite the Civil War, leading historians ask and answer the crucial questions: What really caused the conflict? Could the Civil War have been avoided? Did Lincoln invite the first shot—or did the Union “get lucky?” This program marks the start of an ongoing New-York Historical Society focus on the great American tragedy with the first of several discussions and lectures.

Price: 
$20
Members price: 
$10
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