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Eric Foner

Eric Foner (born February 7, 1943) 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 Party, African American biography, Reconstruction, and historiography.

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I saw Eric Foner speak at earlier this evening, on the ways in which the Reconstruction amendments changed the Constitution.
Remembering Juneteenth today. Currently reading Eric Foner's "Reconstruction" to learn what I didn't in school.
Back to for the Eisenberg lecture in public history by Eric Foner. His subject is Reconstruction
At with colleagues for Eric Foner lecture on how the Civil War and Reconstruction changed the U.S. Constitution
Eric Foner's Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Reconstruction is a good start point, as is Du Bois Black Reconstruction
James Loewen's "Lies My Teacher Told Me" is very good on this. Eric Foner's Reconstruction as well.
if Eric Foner doesn't get his attention, nothing will.
Except for George Washington who made some $$ off creating DC, DJT is only prez to profit while in office from his…
Calling all historians - exciting Monday pm at IHR: relaunch of Annales; lecture by Eric Foner; tea, cake and wine
Eric Foner on what the US needs to learn from its ‘radical’ past in the age of Trump
Eric Foner is the historical authority on reconstruction. Try Forever Free or America's Unfinished Revolution. Both good.
Eric Foner's Reconstruction is the gold standard, but DuBois's Black Reconstruction is still great to read.
Eric Foner. Have not read but others will say same or similar.
One of the classics is Eric Foner's Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution
Yep, Eric Foner. John Hope Franklin's chapter on it in "From Slavery to Freedom" also good. And, of course,…
Eric Foner, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution is one of the standard works. Foner is solid.
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Day in London with Am. Hist. people, got to see Eric Foner, got offered some teaching for next year. Was a good day.
Eric Foner's work is pretty seminal:
Historian with another vote for Eric Foner.
Eric Foner is considered the eminent historian of the era.
Book now for Prof Eric Foner (Columbia) on how the Civil War and Reconstruction changed America (19 June):…
ever read Eric foner's fiery trial? It gets into the anti slavery movements and how they influenced…
Eric Foner once said to focus on writing a page a day. Doesn't seem like much, but at the end of a year, you have 365 pages!
Eric Foner on the exciting new scholarship on the history of American capitalism
US History Symposium 16/6 Amazing line up: Prof Mae Ngai, Prof Eric Foner + more. Few spaces left: join us.
The impetus of the increase in criminal statutes and the creation of jails is the aftermath of ema…
Eric Foner hails the work of the young historians reinventing the history of capitalism via
Eric Foner gave a great talk about Richard Hofstadter and the public role of historians y'day. Thanks to him & to all who came!
Despite this, it was amazing to hear Eric Foner speak today. Thank you all the organisers at UCL for inviting me - such a good day
Eric Foner reviews a recent example of "the burgeoning cottage industry examining the history of capitalism."
Fascinating afternoon listening to Eric Foner discuss Richard Hofstadter & the role of public historians/intellectuals
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It was through Foner that I discovered one of my favorite characters in US history, Thomas Wentworth Higginson
It's time for everyone to read about Reconstruction
Sharing so I can find it tomorrow and read it properly.
Historicising the political-intellectual struggle to re-imagine a radically diff. account of post-Civil War America.
After the election I found myself reading about Reconstruction, so I talked to Eric Foner about it.
Eric Foner’s new book, “Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History,” is on sale now!
After the election, found himself reading about the Reconstruction (and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.)
Donald Trump doesn't know why the Civil War began. Most Americans don't know how it ended. https:/…
Never stop learning! Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner.
A video where Eric Foner sums up the Glorious Revolution in 2 minutes.
Laura Flanders w Eric Foner on the face of racism today
I get a brief shout out from Eric Foner! Columbia University Releases Report On Historical Ties To Slavery
More: Eric Foner, David McCullough, Michael Moore, Nicholas Kristof, and those they reference in their work.
John Hope Franklin: Reconstruction after the Civil War, Third Edition. includes a foreword by Eric Foner and a
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goes back to Columbia University in the City of New York for the final class by Eric Foner
So lucky to attend Eric Foner's last lecture. Subject: Radicalism
Here at Columbia University for Eric Foner's last ever lecture. How many lives has he touched? Certainly mine!
'To fulfill their own aspirations, white Americans needed Indian land and black labor.' Eric Foner
Eric Foner reviewing Guyatt's new work on how Enlightened Americans - or others? - invented racial segregation
right now I'm reading Eric Foner's Story of American Freedom. I love his stuff!
Flashback: Check out archived video from Eric Foner’s Civil War online course
Glad that Eric Foner in the review takes down this lie.
I had a great time talking with historian Eric Foner at today. History Center
Eric foner discusses his book about hidden history of Underground Railroad and history of Civil Rights movement
Eric Foner introduces Alice: "I know not to stand for very long between an audience and its dessert!"
Alice and Eric Foner were co-editors of Marxist Perspectives journal in the 1970s.
Eric Foner - African-American Voters Have an Understandable Reason to Support Hillary Clinton via
Laura Flanders Show: Historian Eric Foner on the Face of Racism Today via
Eric Foner's book is pretty much canon for New History, and he's one of the best:
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Race & Reunion by David Blight, Eric Foner's Reconstruction, and Steven Hahn's A Nation Under Our Feet are good starters.
Eric Foner sitting behind me, Sara Evans to my left: possibly two of the more intellectually generous people I know
Thank you, Eric Foner, Edna Greene Medford, Harold Holzer and the great David Blight. What an honor.
Great crowd for historian Eric Foner's lecture on the Underground Railroad at the
Eric Foner speaks about the Underground Railroad at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch. 12:30pm. [Free]
Premiere historian on the subject, Eric Foner, explains why the Reconstruction Era matters. .
Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History by Eric Foner (4 ed, vol 2)
liberal historian Eric Foner debunked it in his book regarding Civil Rights
5 of 5 stars to Reconstruction by Eric Foner
I am also reading A Short History of Reconstruction by Eric Foner. Let's just say that historical period had far-reaching consequences.
I highly recommend The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner Think you know ?
"In sparking, often moving prose, rewrites the history of the *** liberation movement." -Eric Foner
This interview with Eric Foner is pretty cool. The story about his 8th Grade history teacher is hilarious.
1. "Reconstruction" by Eric Foner. Any examination of race in modern America should start with this period and Foner is the gold standard
Eric Foner, Campuses have a duty to offer a welcoming environment (letter to the FT)
Huge Selection of Helmets at Low Prices
Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men by Eric Foner also explored this about two decades ago.
it feels like a twisted mirror image of Foner on solidarity and progress
got Eric foner reconstruction myself!
Instead of watching bought tix. Got my wishlist: Claudia Rankine, Eric Foner, Jacqueline Woodson, Wendell Pierce
Quite a line-up for the opening of Ralph Nader's tort law museum today: Eric Foner, Ramsey Clark and...Patti Smith. http…
Civil War go-to historians are James McPherson, Eric Foner, and Allen Guelzo
No living historian has done more to shape our understanding of the American Civil War era than Eric Foner.
Loving the Struggle and Progress issue of Great interview w Eric Foner; excellent essays by Adolph Reed and Ken…
Renowned historian Eric Foner on the importance of reclaiming the idea of "freedom".
Sure. But put it this way: if I think A about the Civil War based on my hazy memory, and Eric Foner says B, I update close to B
“The face of racism today is not a slaveowner”: Eric Foner on the past and present of white supremacy via
We're with Eric Foner on Gateway to Freedom. RLH's & Rebecca Scott to comment.
Honored to be in this forum with Eric Foner, Kidada Williams, Jamelle Bouie, Kate Masur, Greg Downs & Thavolia Glymph
I thought Eric Foner's Gateway to Freedom was gonna be so much more.
good luck to all the yung historians. may Eric Foner show you the way.
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Professor with a brief history of in via
To those taking APUSH tomorrow: I still ain't dry-cleaned the jacket that THE Eric Foner touched. hmu for the loan!
Liberalism & its Critics vid now up! Fred Siegel, Eric Foner, Ira Katznelson & more.http…
Listening to Eric Foner's, Gateway to Freedom: Hidden History of Underground RR. Learned there used to be a slave market on NY's Wall Street
Eric Foner discusses the suspension of in the
Eric Foner on Angelina and Sarah Grimke: women in politics via
A Conversation with Eric Foner about "Gateway to Freedom" via
If you encourage folks to read Eric Foner about I hope you'll suggest this one for their kids.
i feel like the only thing crash course US history is good for is Eric Foner quotes
Who Owns History? : Rethinking the Past in a Changing World by Eric Foner...
Could you send me an email address? Eric Foner tells me that in some mix-up, you keep sending books intended for me to his (1/2)
Sightings on my a.m. commute today: Eric Foner, Larry Lessig, and a guy caught shoplifting from Men's Wearhouse.
Gateway to Freedom: Eric Foner on the Hidden History of the Underground Railroad via
American History Choose a topic suggested by your readings in the textbook; Eric Foner’s Give Me Liberty. The top...
Big thanks to Lauren Winner who sent me a copy of her new book "Wearing God"
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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and Americ... by Eric Foner for $10.99 via
Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Eric Foner told the this film "grossly exaggerates" its main points -
In Eric Foner's 'Gateway to Freedom,' the Underground Railroad is a network of dignity and defiance | The Nation
Give Me Liberty! - an American History 4e Seagull by Eric Foner (2013,...
Longreads shares an excerpt from Eric Foner's book Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the...
Eric Foner on the messy history of slavery and abolition in New York City:
Long extract from Eric Foner's new book, here on slavery and the history of New York:
Eric Foner is breaking it down on CSPAN 2 right now re: Underground Railroad & Fugitive Slave Act.
Hidden history of the Underground Railroad, watch historian Eric Foner on
today Michael Burlingame or Eric Foner or Gary Gallagher or James McPherson
Great review of Eric Foner's new book in
National Geographic has a good interview with Eric Foner about his new Underground Railroad book.
Eric Foner's "superb," "invaluable" book on the Underground Railroad reviewed in the NYTBR:
John David Smith reviews Eric Foner's new book on the Underground Railroad.
Cannot wait to read historian Eric Foner's latest on the Underground Railroad.
Eric Foner on revisiting histories of the Underground Railroad: "That view largely held among scholars until 1961, when the historian Larry Gara published “The Liberty Line,” a slashing revisionist study that dismissed the Underground Railroad as a myth and argued that most fugitive slaves escaped at their own initiative, with little help from organized abolitionists. Scholarship on the topic all but dried up, as historians more generally emphasized the agency of African-Americans in… [ 148 more words. ]
Eric Foner's new book about the Underground Railroad began with the notebook of an abolitionist editor:
MT Columbia professor Eric Foner rewrites the history of the Underground Railroad in his new book:
Excited for the big night tonight at w/ Julian Bond, Eric Foner, Leslie Harris, and Charles Reagan Wilson!
Preeminent historian Eric Foner speaks at Monday, October 27th at 4PM on UGA campus.
"Sylviane Diouf delivers an in-depth look at who the maroons were in the larger context of resistance during American slavery in her book, 'Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons'. She is in conversation with fellow historian Eric Foner." -- Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
Sunday morning I manage and host the Cinema Club at West Newton Cinema. Then I drive to NYC for a very big Monday. Going to a major pro-seminar at the Schomburg American *** Theatre Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th-- Where Do We Go From Here? (Guest speakers, Bob Moses, Eric Foner, Margaret Burnham,etc.) In the evening joining Family seder at cousin Richard Levy's, with Loraine, Sarabinh Charlie Stang, the grand kids, cousin Philip et al. I usually drive to hometown DC and spend seder with cousin Seen'a and her family. I love to drive to DC because I get to drive into the Spring. DC is awash in daffodils, tulips, Cherry blossoms, and the trees are leafing. Passover/Easter week is the Holy Equinox time. Then I drive back to Boston... and watch the Spring begin yet again. (DC and Boston are like 3 weeks apart seasonally). This year cataract surgery prevents me from driving long distances at night! Plus I have to return back round to Boston for a series of medical appointments with MRI for frozen shoulder ...
An article written by Frances Rice, chairman of the National Black Republican Association, rightly calls the KKK the "terrorist arm of the Democrat Party," citing "A Short History of Reconstruction" by Dr. Eric Foner, a liberal historian who is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, a man regarded as "one of this country's most prominent historians." Rice quoted Foner on the origin of the KKK: “Founded in 1866 as a Tennessee social club, the Ku Klux Klan spread into nearly every Southern state, launching a ‘reign of terror‘ against Republican leaders black and white.” On page 186 of his book, Foner adds: “In effect, the Klan was a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party, the planter class, and all those who desired the restoration of white supremacy. It aimed to destroy the Republican party’s infrastructure, undermine the Reconstruction state, reestablish control of the black labor force, and restore racial subordination in every aspect of Southern ...
Historian Sylviane A. Diouf talks w/ Dr. Eric Foner about American Maroon communities of slavery days right now. Divine!
"Rules: In your status line, list 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes and don't think too hard - they don't have to be the 'right' or 'great' works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag 10 friends, including me, so I'll see your list." Walden (Thoreau) Deer Hunting With Jesus (Joe Bageant) The Path to Power--the Years of Lyndon Johnson (Robert Caro) Flying (Kate Millet) All on Fire--Wm Lloyd Garrison & the Abolition of Slavery (Henry Mayer) Notes of a Native Son (James Baldwin) Parting the Waters (Taylor Branch) Towards a New Cold War (Chomsky) No Ordinary Time (Doris Kearns Goodwin) The Fiery Trial--Lincoln & Amer. Slavery (Eric Foner)
Eric Foner on Douglas Egerton's new book on the Reconstruction Era
Selling: Voices of Freedom -Eric Foner; Vol. 1; 3rd Edition ENG 223 with Dr. Farina: The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
And you & I share an intense mutual admiration for Eric Foner, Great American historian & Great choice to drive CC narrative.
Big night tomorrow as I sit down with Eric Foner to talk about the Emancipation Proclamation.
As I watch my brother study for his US history test I can't help missing Eric Foner and his many definitions of freedom
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Have your tickets to hear Eric Foner yet? He's at in 2 days!
There's nobody I'd rather be spending my saturday night with more than eric foner
Hey, this Eric "Fonedog" Foner book on Tom Paine is pretty good! Actually managing to interest me in pre-1815 US history
11-28-2013: If one is broke all the time, poverty concentrates one's attention on reality quite determinedly and militantly. This means one cannot afford the luxuries of being asinine, superficial, shallow, glib, unserious, about anything. Additionally, in America, there is a prevailing lie which equates being "serious" with being "solemn." But being serious does not equal being solemn. Being serious means, being intently concerned with what one is currently interested in, and not being light-minded, glib, superficial, shallow, asinine, or surface-oriented, in regard to it. The phrase, "currently interested in," also does not necessarily mean "not having a central interest." It means, rather, that one appreciates the richness of reality for that very quality of reality, and so, one can steer from one's central life interest from time to time to be interested in other interests - other aspects of reality - in an appreciative way. But being in poverty most of the time, or all the time, means, additionally, ...
Eric Foner's "Reconstruction" is fascinating history, but really depressing!
What's going on? Emancipation Proclamation: Eric Foner & Julie Golia in Conversation
Eric Foner is at Dec 4th to discuss the Emancipation Proclamation with Don't miss it!
Suggested reading from the Library….remember, no checkout is necessary! The Fiery Trial—Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, Eric Foner ( winner of Pulitzer Prize) Beyond Belief, Jenna Miscavige Hill Must Win, Drew Jubera
In honor of 150th anniversary of emancipation we are reading Forever Free by Eric Foner. In 1862 The Republican Party ,like today was full of radicals. The difference being ,these radical men ( like PA Congressman Thaddeus Stevens) were radical For something- equality, justice, a "perfect free union". What would they think about about today's Republican Tea party defined by stopping the government,health insurance and immigration. In history 150 years is not a long time. The Republican Party needs a hero and Ted Cruz ain't it.
Thanks APT. I was enjoying your show on the Gettysburg Address until you let that dog Melissa Harris Perry speak. I could take Eric Foner but that puke is just too much. I'm turning it now thanks for letting radical female chumps ruin the credibility of this show.
Reconstruction Era From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Reconstruction Era Reconstruction freed and enfranchised African Americans, giving them the right to vote for the first time in 1867. Date January 1, 1863 to March 31, 1877 Location United States Also known as Reconstruction; Radical Reconstruction In the history of the United States, the term Reconstruction Era has two senses: the first covers the complete history of the entire country from 1865 to 1877 following the Civil War; the second sense focuses on the transformation of the Southern United States from 1863 to 1877, as directed by Washington, with the reconstruction of state and society. Between 1863 and 1869, Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson took a moderate position designed to bring the South back to normal as soon as possible, while the Radical Republicans (as they called themselves) used Congress to block the moderate approach, impose harsh terms, and upgrade the rights of the freedmen (former slaves). The views of Lincoln an ...
Today is the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Listen as historian Eric Foner recites the address (with NPR staff members) and then discusses its historical significance. said "the world will little note nor long remember" what was said. But his words live on.
Finished Reconstruction at long last. Eric Foner's verdict on the era: Hard to argue. Andrew Johnson=bum.
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Eric Foner for now. It's really basic but a good overview. I have an EII assignment on the 20th so prepping for that abhi.
No shock to those of us that know our history. the Klan was—as liberal historian Eric Foner writes—“a military...
On page 158 of 304 of Forever Free, by Eric Foner
Eric Foner's document reader contains excerpts by both Mao (on the Versailles Conference) and Hayek (from Road to Serfdom). Awesome.
Have your high school US history students read this essay on freedom by Eric Foner
Not at Liberty University! Try reading something by Eric Foner, to start.
KKK "a military force of the Democratic Party." - Columbia University historian Eric Foner
On page 77 of 736 of Reconstruction, by Eric Foner
Democrat Debbie Wasserman Schultz must have forgot the Democrat Party is the one that created the KKK.
Talk celebrating the 25th anniversary of Eric 'Fonedog' Foner's masterpiece RECONSTRUCTION
"Math and Eric Foner are similar. I appreciate what they have done, but are both tedious." Jason
MY MENTOR: Slavery [edit] Paine is often credited with writing "African Slavery in America", the first article proposing the emancipation of African slaves and the abolition of slavery. It was published on March 8, 1775 in the Postscript to the Pennsylvania Journal and Weekly Advertiser (aka The Pennsylvania Magazine and American Museum).[62] Citing a lack of evidence that Paine was the author of this anonymously published essay, some scholars (Eric Foner and Alfred Owen Aldridge) no longer consider this one of his works. By contrast, John Nichols speculates that his "fervent objections to slavery" led to his exclusion from power during the early years of the Republic.[63][dubious – discuss]
During a discussion on Monday's NBC Today of internet reaction to a controversial new Cheerios commercial, lawyer and regular pundit Star Jones alleged that “social media is the new kind of Ku Klux Klan white hood; it allows you to be anonymous and say the things you would never say to a person to t...
I agree eric foner is a very poor way to understand this country. He will teach you to hate the USA
Historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Eric Foner was this year's Commencement speaker at graduation ceremonies.
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On page 35 of 736 of Reconstruction, by Eric Foner
Eric Foner (the guy who wrote my history textbook)'s first wife is Jake Gyllenhaal's mom... Like, WHAAAT
Finding more and more "buried treasures" in my files- the first paper in African American History I ever wrote, on "The Disfranchisement of the *** in Alabama" for Walter Metgzer's class in Fall 1964; correspondence with luminaries in my field like August Meier, Nell Irvin Painter, Robin Kelley, Eric Foner, Henry Louis Taylor and Randall Kennedy; minutes from rent strikes I organized and, as an added bonus, the photo album from my bar mitzvah!
February 22, 2013 History According to Hollywood By CORY FRANKLIN CHICAGO — Three films nominated for Best Picture at this weekend’s Academy Awards are based on actual events. All three received critical acclaim, even though the historical accuracy of each has been challenged. “Zero Dark Thirty” was criticized for its depiction of the role of torture in the search for Osama bin Laden. “Lincoln,” the docudrama about the abolition of slavery, took certain liberties with the congressional vote over the 13th Amendment (despite the use of three historical advisers by director Steven Spielberg). Ben Affleck’s movie, “Argo,” tells how several Americans escaped from Tehran in 1979, and it too contains several fictional scenes. Clearly, Hollywood history differs from historians’ history. The Columbia University historian Eric Foner describes in an essay in the collection “Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies” how he was once asked to endorse a film’s historical accuracy: “I c ...
I am listening to Eric Foner, one of the best scholars on slavery and reconstruction, who is talking about the Dred Scott decision, among other things. Man, how I have changed. Little did I think, back in the 1970s, when I began studying American cultural history, that the time would come when I would feel much closer to John Brown ["crazy" John Brown] than I do to the eminently sane Thomas Jefferson. But, that is the state of the case today.
The author of The Emancipation of Abe Lincoln , Eric Foner, might have mentioned that probably Lincoln's greatest reservation about emancipation was his fear that once blacks lost their value as...
CURRICULUM GUIDE FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE In “The Story of American Freedom,” Eric Foner wrote: “No idea is more fundamental to Americans’ sense of themselves as individuals and as a nation than freedom.” But, freedom was not a right given to all people. Freedom had to be fought for by every gene...
There's a lot going on, people! Just circulated the following long e-mail, listing just _some_ of February's Jubilee Project events to all at the College of Charleston and to the Jubilee Project mailing list: Over the next month Jubilee Project-related events are happening thick and fast at the College, around town, and throughout the state. Please check the Project's blog-site at JubileeProjectSC.wordpress.com for news, a Google calendar, and a pdf listing of events. Here's a very brief summary of some of the events: Starting tomorrow (Jan 31st) and running through Saturday, February 2nd, the Southern American Studies Association holds its annual conference with the theme "They All Declare for Liberty" ( Keynote lecturers are professors Eric Foner and Tiya Miles, and there's a spinoff teachers' workshop on "Teaching the New History of Emancipation" on Friday, February 1st, for which the CLAW program has just won a mini-grant from the Humanities Council SC ( On Saturday February 2nd, from 11:30 a.m. to 2: ...
Eric Foner references it in a letter Lincoln wrote to a Union general in his masterful The Fiery Trial. Well worth your time BTW
Interested in the Emancipation Proclamation? Civil War? Stop by our Washington History Seminar on 01/28/12 to hear Eric Foner discuss it all
Emancipation Proclamation EVENT IN NY: On Tuesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. The Greene Space in New York--in partnership with the National Constitution Center--will host a panel on the Emancipation Proclamation's 150th anniversary with Dr. Khalil G. Muhammad, Isabel Wilkerson, Eric Foner and Jim Downs.
The great Lincoln scholar Eric Foner on the genealogy of the Emancipation Proclamation
NYTimes: The Emancipation of Abe Lincoln - essay by historian Eric Foner
Eric Foner's interesting piece written to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation:
Happy New Year!!! Check out Eric Foner's op-ed article in the New York Times..."ONE hundred and fifty years ago,...
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View the full panel discussion led by University of Richmond President Ed Ayers and featuring historians Christy Coleman, Eric Foner, Gary Gallagher, and Thavolia Glymph. This panel discussion was originally live streamed across the country on September 17th, 2012. During the question and answer ses...
The conversation between Eric Foner & John Sayles, just after the Introduction, is esp. enlightening.
Arancini retrieved from with Eric Foner retrieved from UW Davis Library.
Note: To enlarge your screen view press CTRL and the + key, to decrease, CTRL and the – key.To quote Eric Foner in the April 25, 2012 edition ofThe Nation: “We live in a world where scientific knowledge is subordinated to political and religious dogma, where intellect and expertise are denigrated as...
", that since Americans "bear the ark of Liberties" for all mankind, "national selfishness is unbounded philanthropy ... to the world."" - Herman Melville & Eric Foner
The Maggie Gyllenhaal story- namely how she ended up in a movie funded by a right winger Philip Anchutz promoting school privatization- gets weirder and weirder. It turns out that her mother is an old college friend of mine, Naomi Achs, who was once married to an even better friend of mine, historian Eric Foner. Not only that, she once spoke at an art auction to raise money to preserve arts programs in a Park Slope public school. I wonder who got to her to convince her that teachers unions had become the primary enemy of educational equity in the US, and that it was worth getting in bed with the extreme right to attack them. The whole story is very sad, but also indicates how many people drank the Kook Aid and came to believe that School Reform is the Civil Rights cause of our time, a phrase now part of Mitt Romney's campaign arsenal.
I'm in the midst of reading THE FIERY TRIAL, Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, by Eric Foner. This is a subject that I'm fairly familiar with. Yet, it never ceases to amaze me how African American constitutionally legal and "justified" SLAVERY came to be abolished via the Civil War, the Emancipation Prolamation ( promulgated 150 years ago this month), and the 13th Amendment to the constitution. It was nothing, if not, a MIRACLE of unintended intentions! If it hadn't been for those stupid racist southern politicians of 1860, it might easily have lasted well into the 20th century ( as did legal segregation). Thank you Jefferson Davis, Alexander Stephens, ect.! Throughout American history one looks in vain for a white sustained MORAL objection to slavery and all of its evils. In some places in America, we are still looking.
Videos by Eric Foner, Ph.D., Columbia University American Civil War 1861-1865. You can find much more information at my site at
Read articles and watch lectures by Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.
Does anyone have "Educational Psychology" by John W. Santrock, "A Child's World" by Papalia, or "Give Me Liberty: 3rd Edition" by Eric Foner textbooks? And does anybody have "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway, "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller, or "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien books? Fixing to buy books for Fall semester and wanting to check on here to se if anybody might have any of these I can buy from you instead!
History professor Eric Foner of Columbia is a Marxist radical.
I put her, Eric Foner, David W. Blight, Sean Wilentz, Iris Chang and Robert Caro on this very special pedestal in my head.
During Reconstruction many freed slaves expected some land so they'd have some economic independence. Even the Radical Republicans thought they should focus on cotton production rather than subsistence farming, and more than one politician said, presumably in all seriousness, that if they got land for nothing they wouldn't understand the value of work. It's all in Eric Foner's "Reconstruction," where he summarized much of the research on an amazing period, and it's still relevant today, though this cartoon leaves out the long dark night of Jim Crow in its worst forms.
Ivy League News: Eric Foner & Linda Kerber on Birthright Citizenship at OAH in Milwaukee: Columbia University hi...
Inhuman Bondage: On slavery, emancipation, and human rights by Eric Foner
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