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Eric Foner: American Historian



The Lost Promise of Reconstruction
New York Times -- September 8, 2019

The Court: Grave of Liberty
The Nation Website -- July 29/ August 5, 2019

Alan Brinkley's Visions of Liberalism
The Nation Website -- June 28, 2019

Donald Trump's Unconstitutional Dreams
The New York Times Website -- October 31, 2018

A Questionnaire on Monuments
October -- Summer 2018

We Should Embrace the Ambiguity of the Fourteenth Amendment
The Nation Website -- July 9, 2018

Ira Berlin
The Nation Website -- June 8, 2018

The Making and Breaking of the Legend of Robert E. Lee
New York Times Book Review -- September 17, 2017

Confederate Monuments and "Our" History
The New York Times -- August 21, 2017

What the Fugitive Slave Act Teaches Us About How States Can Resist Oppressive Federal Power
The Nation -- February 27, 2017

Teaching Radical History in the Age of Obama (and Bernie)
The Nation -- January 2-9, 2017

Why We Need a National Monument to Reconstruction
The New York Times -- December 14, 2016

African-American Voters Have an Understandable Reason for Supporting Hillary Clinton
The Nation website -- April 25, 2016

Emancipation Unfinished in America
Philadelphia Inquirer -- December 6, 2015

Letter to Bernie
The Nation -- November 16, 2015

An American Birthright
The Nation -- September 14/21, 2015

Struggle and Progress: Interview with Eric Foner
Jacobin -- Summer 2015

Warped History: The Roots of Dylan Roof's Racism Go Deep
The Nation -- July 20/27, 2015

Why Reconstruction Matters
The New York Times -- March 29, 2015

Freedom's Song
The Nation -- April 6, 2015

When the South Wasn't Such a Fan of States' Rights  Politico 2013          

"You Actually Have to Know History to Teach It"
The Atlantic online -- January 14, 2014

Black Reconstruction: An Introduction
South Atlantic Quarterly -- Fall 2013

When Republicans Supported the Debt Unconditionally
Bloomberg News -- October 11, 2013

American Exceptionalism, American Freedom
The Montreal Review [online] -- January 20, 2013

The Emancipation of Abe Lincoln
The New York Times -- January 1, 2013

The Supreme Court and the History of Reconstruction -- and Vice-Versa
Columbia Law Review -- November 2012

Eric Hobsbawm
The Nation -- October 22, 2012

The Emancipation Proclamation at 150
The Guardian wesbite -- September 17, 2012

A Crisis of the Spirit in the Age of "Colbert"
The Nation -- June 25, 2012

David Montgomery
The Guardian -- December 13, 2011

The Civil War in 'Postracial' America
The Nation -- October 10, 2011

How the Civil War Unravelled Slavery
The Guardian website -- May 17, 2011

Abraham Lincoln's Fateful Address
The Guardian website -- March 3, 2011

Return of the Class Struggle
London Review of Books Blog -- February 22, 2011

Today's Color Line
The Nation -- January 24, 2011

American Civil War Still Being Fought
The Guardian website -- December 20, 2010

Obama Stumbles in Lincoln's Footsteps
The Guardian website -- December 9, 2010

Born in the U. S. A.
Bloomberg News -- August 17, 2010

Twisting History in Texas
The Nation -- April 5, 2010

Zinn's Critical History
The Nation -- February 22, 2010

The Professional
The Nation -- February 1, 2010

Our Lincoln
The Nation -- January 26, 2009

What It Meant (The Election of Obama)
Boston Globe -- November 9, 2008

Reconstruction Lessons
The Nation -- February 4, 2008

Forgotten Step Toward Freedom
The New York Times -- December 30, 2007

Lincoln's Antiwar Record
The Nation -- March 12, 2007

The Power of Outrage
The Nation -- October 3, 2005

Rethinking American History in a Post-9/11 World
History News Network -- September 6 2004

Diversity Over Justice
The Nation -- June 26 2003

Dare Call It Treason
The Nation -- June 2 2003

Not All Freedom Is Made in America
The New York Times -- April 13 2003

The Century: A Nation's-Eye View
The Nation -- December 10 2002

Changing History
The Nation -- September 5 2002

Expert Report of Eric Foner
from Gratz, et al. v. Bollinger, et al.

The Most Patriotic Act
The Nation -- September 20 2001

Italy's 'House of Freedoms'
The Nation -- May 31 2001

Southern Comfort
The Nation -- February 5 2001

Partisanship Rules
The Nation -- December 14 2000

Shedding Lincoln's Mantle
The Nation -- July 27 2000

Rebel Yell
The Nation -- January 27 2000

The Great Divide (PDF)
The Nation -- October 30 1995

Hiring Quotas for White Males Only (PDF)
The Nation -- June 26 1995

Soviet Yuppies: The Romance of the Market (PDF)
The Nation -- December 24 1990

Rights and the Constitution in Black Life During the Civil War and Reconstruction (PDF)
The Journal of American History -- December 1987

The Televised Past (PDF)
The Nation -- June 16, 1979

The Men and the Symbols: Sacco and Vanzetti (PDF)
The Nation -- August 20, 1977

Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction: A British View (PDF)
The Journal of Southern History -- August 1975

The Wilmot Proviso Revisited (PDF)
The Journal of American History -- September 1969