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  • Nothing But Freedomby Eric Foner

    LSU Press 2007; US$ 17.95

    Nothing But Freedom examines the aftermath of emancipation in the South and the restructuring of society by which the former slaves gained, beyond their freedom, a new relation to the land they worked on, to the men they worked for, and to the government they lived under. Taking a comparative approach, Eric Foner examines Reconstruction in the southern... more...

  • Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 14.99

    Newly Reissued with a New Introduction: From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America. Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined... more...

  • A Short History of Reconstructionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    An abridged version of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, the definitive study of the aftermath of the Civil War, winner of the Bancroft Prize, Avery O. Craven Prize, Los Angeles Times Book Award, Francis Parkman Prize, and Lionel Trilling Prize. more...

  • Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Menby Eric Foner

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 12.99

    Since its publication twenty-five years ago, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men has been recognized as a classic, an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the causes of the American Civil War. A key work in establishing political ideology as a major concern of modern American historians, it remains the only full-scale evaluation of the... more...

  • Who Owns History?by Eric Foner

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 18.99

    A thought-provoking new book from one of America's finest historians "History," wrote James Baldwin, "does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we... more...

  • Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil Warby Eric Foner

    Oxford University Press 1981; US$ 34.99

    Insisting that politics and ideology must remain at the forefront of any examination of nineteenth-century America, Foner reasserts the centrality of the Civil War to the people of that period. Taken together, the essays work towards reintegrating the social, political, and intellectual history of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Forever Freeby Eric Foner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From one of our most distinguished historians, a new examination of the vitally important years of Emancipation and Reconstruction during and immediately following the Civil War?a necessary reconsideration that emphasizes the era?s political and cultural meaning for today?s America. In Forever Free, Eric Foner overturns numerous assumptions... more...

  • The New American Historyby Eric Foner

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    Originally released in 1990, The New American History , edited for the American Historical Association by Eric Foner, has become an indispensable volume for teachers and students. In essays that chart the shifts in interpretation within their fields, some of our most prominent American historians survey the key works and themes in the scholarship... more...

  • Reconstruction Updated Editionby Eric Foner

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    With a New Introduction From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" ( New York Times Book Review ), a newly updated edition of the prizewinning classic work on the post-Civil War period that shaped modern America Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" ( New Republic ) redefined how the post?Civil... more...

  • Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slavesby Eric Foner

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics... more...