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Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. He received his doctoral degree at Columbia under the supervision of Richard Hofstadter. Foner is one of a handful of writers to have won the Bancroft and Pulitzer Prizes in the same year. Foner’s publications have concentrated on the intersections of intellectual, political and social history, and the history of American race relations.
Publications include: Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War; Tom Paine and Revolutionary America; Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy; Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (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); The Story of American Freedom; and Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Portugese, and Spanish. His most recent book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, was awarded the Bancroft Prize, the Pulitzer Prize for History, and The Lincoln Prize.