Eric Foner Biography
Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. Foner received his doctoral degree at Columbia under the supervision of Richard Hofstadter. His publications have concentrated on the history of political ideology and race relations in nineteenth-century America. Among his books are Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War (1970), Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution 1863–77 (1988), and The Story of American Freedom (1998).
Free soil, free labor, free men: the ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War. New York, Oxford University Press, 1970.
America's black past; a reader in Afro-American history. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.
Nat Turner. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1971.
Tom Paine and Revolutionary America, by Eric Foner. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Politics and ideology in the age of the Civil War, by Eric Foner. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Nothing but freedom: emancipation and its legacy, by Eric Foner. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1983.
Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877, by Eric Foner. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.
The New American history, edited for the American Historical Association by Eric Foner. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990.
A house divided: America in the age of Lincoln, by Eric Foner, Olivia Mahoney. 1st ed. Chicago?: Chicago Historical Society; New York : Norton, 1990.
The Reader's companion to American history, by Eric Foner and John A. Garraty, editors; sponsored by the Society of American Historians. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1991.
The tocsin of freedom: the Black leadership of radical Reconstruction, by Eric Foner. Gettysburg, Pa: Gettysburg College, 1992.
Freedom's lawmakers: a directory of Black officeholders during Reconstruction, by Eric Foner. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Slavery and freedom in nineteenth-century America, by Eric Foner. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1994
America's Reconstruction: people and politics after the Civil War, by Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney. 1st ed. New York: HarperPerennial, 1995.
The new American history, edited for the American Historical Association by Eric Foner. Rev. and expanded ed. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.
The story of American freedom, by Eric Foner. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.
Who owns history?: rethinking the past in a changing world, Eric Foner. 1st ed. New York: Hill and Wang, 2002.
Reconstruction: America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877, by Eric Foner. 1st Perennial Classics ed. New York: Perennial Classics, 2002.
Historians Today: Pleasures, Prospects, and Predicaments (Perspectives, January 2000)
On Diversity in History (Perspectives, April 2000)
Out of the Ivory Tower: Historians and the Public(s) (Perspectives, May 2000)
Interpreting the Past in a New Present: Brief Encounters with History and Historians in China (Perspectives, September 2000)
Beyond the Numbers: What Can the AHA Do for the Part-Time Teacher (Perspectives, December 2000)