FORA.tv Speaker - Eric Foner

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Biography

Eric Foner is an American historian. On the faculty of the Department of History at Columbia University since 1982, he writes extensively on political history, the history of freedom, the early history of the Republican PartyAfrican American biography, Reconstruction, and historiography.

Foner is the leading contemporary historian of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, having written Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877, winner of many prizes for history writing, and more than ten other books on the topic. In 2011, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, Foner's most recent book, was selected as the recipient of the Pulitzer PrizeLincoln Prize and the Bancroft Prize. Foner also won the Bancroft in 1989 for his book Reconstruction.

In 2000, he was elected president of the American Historical Association.


4 Programs

Ten Years After 9/11: How Has the United States Changed?

09.08.11 | 01:35:35 min | 0 comments

Eric Foner: Freedom in America 1776 - 2008

06.03.08 | 01:30:51 min | 1 comment

Eric Foner: The Underground Railroad

08.25.07 | 00:44:05 min | 0 comments

The Constitution in Crisis: Pt. 2

02.28.07 | 01:13:35 min | 0 comments