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Eric Foner    

Historian, Columbia University

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. His latest book published in 2010 is The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.

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.

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Putting Lincoln's Gettysburg Address In its Original Context : NPR

Eric Foner, whose book "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American ... ERIC FONER: The Union had won, in fact, two major victories in early July 1863.

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