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 Professor Eric Foner
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Eric Foner, focusing on the abstraction "freedom", continues his analysis of the subtle dynamics of meaning in our history, language, culture and politics. He begins with the "Freedom Train".
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Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one
of this country's most prominent historians. He received his doctoral degree at
Columbia under the supervision of Richard Hofstadter. During the 1990s, he
served as president of both the Organization of American Historians and the
American Historical Association.

Professor Foner's publications have concentrated on the intersections of
intellectual, political and social history, and the history of American race
relations. His best-known books are: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The
Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War (1970; reissued with new
preface 1995) Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (1976); Nothing But Freedom:
Emancipation and Its Legacy (1983); Reconstruction: America's Unfinished
Revolution, 1863-1877 (1988) (winner, among other awards, of the Bancroft Prize,
Parkman Prize, and Los Angeles Times Book Award); The Reader's Companion to
American History (with John A. Garraty, 1991); The Story of American Freedom
(1998); and Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World (2002).
His books have been translated into Portugese, Italian, and Chinese. His survey
textbook of American history, Give Me Liberty! An American History and a
companion volume of documents, Voices of Freedom, appeared in 2004. His most
recent book is Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (2005).

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Prof Eric Foner: The Meaning of Freedom in American History
00:59:54 English 2005-11-04
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