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The Bombardment of Fort Sumter

Introduction to the Civil War

Tags U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

05/23/2018Chris Calton

Season 3, Episode 6. The official beginning of the Civil War came on April 12th, when the Confederacy commenced their attack on Fort Sumter. In this episode, Chris Calton gives the immediate context of the battle, and tells the incredible story of one of the most significant episodes in the history of the United States.

Chris Calton recounts the controversial history of the Civil War. This is the sixth episode in the third season of Historical Controversies.

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Chris Calton

Chris Calton is the Research Fellow in Housing and Homelessness at the Independent Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Florida. He is a former Mises Institute Research Fellow and host of the Historical Controversies podcast.