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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 Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

  4. Book CoverGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Seagull Fifth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The leading text in the U.S. survey course.More

  5. Book CoverGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Fifth AP® Edition

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

  6. Book CoverGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Fourth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    It’s the leading text in the field because it works in the classroom.More

  7. Book CoverGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Brief Fourth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The leading text in a brief, full-color edition.More

  8. Book CoverGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    Seagull Fourth Edition / Volume(s): One-Volume

    The leading text, in a compact, value edition.More

  9. Book CoverGive Me Liberty!: An American History

    AP® Third Edition 2014 Update

    The leading college-level American history textbook, now available in an Advanced Placement* edition.More

  10. 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

  11. Book CoverThe Story of American Freedom


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

  12. Book CoverVoices of Freedom: A Documentary History

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 1

    The Third Edition of Voices of Freedom includes documents reflecting the global dimension of American history and remains a comprehensive collection that offers a diverse gathering of authors and a wide breadth of opinion.More

  13. Book CoverVoices of Freedom: A Documentary History

    Third Edition / Volume(s): 2

    The Third Edition of Voices of Freedom includes documents reflecting the global dimension of American history and remains a comprehensive collection that offers a diverse gathering of authors and a wide breadth of opinion.More

  14. Book CoverVoices of Freedom: A Documentary History

    Fourth Edition / Volume(s): 1

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

  15. Book CoverVoices of Freedom: A Documentary History

    Fourth Edition / Volume(s): 2

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

  16. 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

  17. 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