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In "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery", Eric Foner tells the story of Lincoln's- ...

Eric Foner

Eric Foner is the preeminent historian of his generation, highly respected by historians of every stripe—whether they specialize in political history or social history. His books have won the top awards in the profession, and he has been president of both major history organizations: the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. He has worked on every detail of Give Me Liberty!, which displays all of his trademark strengths as a scholar, teacher, and writer. A specialist on the Civil War/Reconstruction period, he regularly teaches the nineteenth-century survey at Columbia University, where he is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History. In 2011, Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize.

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Books by Eric Foner

  1. Book CoverThe Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery


    “A masterwork [by] the preeminent historian of the Civil War era.”—Boston GlobeMore

  2. Book CoverGateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad


    The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More

  3. Book CoverGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Fifth AP® Edition

    A leading textbook for AP® US History and the perfect teaching tool.More

  4. Book CoverOur Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World


    "Exhilarating . . . strikes a balance between the personal and the abstract."—Edward Rothstein, New York TimesMore

  5. Book CoverThe Story of American Freedom


    A stirring history of America focused on its animating impulse: freedom.More

  6. Book CoverVoices of Freedom: A Documentary History

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 1

    The best-selling companion reader to the Give Me Liberty! family of books.More

  7. Book CoverVoices of Freedom: A Documentary History

    Fifth Edition / Volume(s): 2

    The best-selling companion reader to the Give Me Liberty! family of books.More