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Eric Foner

Data de nascimento: 7. Fevereiro 1943
Outros nomes: エリック・フォーナー


Eric Foner is an American historian. He writes extensively on American political history, the history of freedom, the early history of the Republican Party, African American biography, Reconstruction, and historiography, and has been a member of the faculty at the Columbia University Department of History since 1982. Foner is a leading contemporary historian of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, having published Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 in 1989 and more than 10 other books on the topic. His free online courses on "The Civil War and Reconstruction," published in 2014, are available from Columbia University on ColumbiaX.

In 2011 Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize for History, the Lincoln Prize, and the Bancroft Prize. Foner previously won the Bancroft in 1989 for his book Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. In 2000, he was elected president of the American Historical Association.

Citações Eric Foner


„The Confederate government increasingly molded its policies in the interest of the planter class.“

—  Eric Foner
1980s, Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (1988). pp. 14–15

„If Robert E. Lee, who rebelled against the American government, deserves one, then why doesn't Nat Turner, who led a slave rebellion?“

—  Eric Foner
2010s, As quoted in "Trump says it is 'foolish' to remove Confederate symbols" (17 August 2017), by Neil Munshi,

„I admire Lincoln very much.“

—  Eric Foner
2010s, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010) p. xx

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