Adam K. Goodheart is an American historian, essayist and author. He is known for his book on the social history of the early days of the American Civil War: 1861: The Civil War Awakening, and for his essays in publications such as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He was one of the founders and senior editors of the magazine of the Library of Congress, Civilization.
Goodheart is the director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College.
Goodheart has a bachelor's degree from Harvard University.