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Eric Foner
Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. His "Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution,... show more

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. His "Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877," won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times Book prizes and remains the standard history of the period. In 2006 Foner received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Society of American Historians. He is currently writing a book on Lincoln and slavery.
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Birth date: February 07, 1943
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley As I am writing this review, CNN is reporting on the recent shooting in Las Vegas as well as the destruction in Puerto Rico. I live in a country where a president at the very least gives the impression of lacking basic geographic knowledge, human polite...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 6 years ago
At times, I was frustrated with the weight given to NYC and for a while it almost seems like too much background material. Yet, after finishing this book, I understand more and know more than simply Harriet Tubman. Rich in information.
markk
markk rated it 7 years ago
Erc Foner's book is less the comprehensive history of the Underground Railroad that its subtitle might suggest than a history of what he terms the "Metropolitan Corridor" -- the network that passed through or near New York City. This is because of the discovery which inspired the book: the "Record o...
Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 8 years ago
Politics is the art of the possible. A perfect piece of art is the one in which no item could be added or subtracted from the canvas without making the picture less perfect. The author of this book has made the development of Lincoln's understanding of slavery like a perfect painting.Lincoln is alwa...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 8 years ago
I have to admit, I'm not as interested in the US Civil War as I ought to be, both as an American and as a "Southerner". Perhaps it's too far removed from my reality. I certainly haven't ever bought into the inanity that is "The South Shall Rise Again", so perhaps a measure of my apathy comes from ...
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