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The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

by Eric Foner

The author of many books on U. S. history, Foner (History, Columbia University) traces the evolution of Abraham Lincoln's ideas and policies on slavery from his early career to his presidency, placing Lincoln within the broad spectrum on antislavery thought. The author suggests that it's a mistake to seize on any particular single quotation or speech as representing the "real" Lincoln: Lincoln's thinking evolved over time, Foner shows, and he argues that the hallmark of Lincoln's greatness was his capacity for growth. Showing Lincoln at his best and worst, and outlining his successes and failures, Foner's book gives readers a new way of looking at the man who was arguably our greatest president.

Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction

by Eric Foner

This book seeks to bring the fruits of recent scholarship on Reconstruction to a broad popular audience and in doing so, reinforce the point that knowledge of that turbulent era is indispensable to thinking about American society today. The six visual essays that appear in this book chart the ways American visual culture embraced, ignored, and distorted issues of race and equality from the 1840s to the 1920s

Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction

by Eric Foner

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 growing out of the traditional understanding of the period, which is based almost exclusively on white sources and shaped by (often unconscious) racism. He presents the period as a time of determination, especially on the part of recently emancipated black Americans, to put into effect the principles of equal rights and citizenship for all.Drawing on a wide range of long-neglected documents, he places a new emphasis on the centrality of the black experience to an understanding of the era. We see African Americans as active agents in overthrowing slavery, in helping win the Civil War, and-even more actively-in shaping Reconstruction and creating a legacy long obscured and misunderstood. Foner makes clear how, by war's end, freed slaves in the South built on networks of church and family in order to exercise their right of suffrage as well as gain access to education, land, and employment.He shows us that the birth of the Ku Klux Klan and renewed acts of racial violence were retaliation for the progress made by blacks soon after the war. He refutes lingering misconceptions about Reconstruction, including the attribution of its ills to corrupt African American politicians and "carpetbaggers," and connects it to the movements for civil rights and racial justice.Joshua Brown's illustrated commentary on the era's graphic art and photographs complements the narrative. He offers a unique portrait of how Americans envisioned their world and time.Forever Free is an essential contribution to our understanding of the events that fundamentally reshaped American life after the Civil War-a persuasive reading of history that transforms our sense of the era from a time of failure and despair to a threshold of hope and achievement.

Give Me Liberty!: An American History

by Eric Foner

Give Me Liberty! is the leading textbook in the market because it works in the classroom. A single-author book, Give Me Liberty! offers students a consistent approach, a single narrative voice, and a coherent perspective throughout the text. Threaded through the chronological narrative is the theme of freedom in American history and the significant conflicts over its changing meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to various social and economic groups throughout American history. With the Seagull Edition, students get the full text in a value-edition format: two-color, a selection of the illustrations and maps in the regular edition, and a basic version of the pedagogy. The price is half that of the regular edition, and less than the Brief Edition.

Give Me Liberty!: An American History (AP* Third Edition)

by Eric Foner

Inside this new AP* Edition, you will find study tools to develop writing, thinking, and primary source skills that will help you succeed on the AP* United States History examination.

Give Me Liberty!: An American History, Volume 2: From 1865

by Eric Foner

Give Me Liberty! is the leading textbook in the market because it works in the classroom. A single-author book, Give Me Liberty! offers students a consistent approach, a single narrative voice, and a coherent perspective throughout the text. Threaded through the chronological narrative is the theme of freedom in American history and the significant conflicts over its changing meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to various social and economic groups throughout American history. With the Seagull Edition, students get the full text in a value-edition format: two-color, a selection of the illustrations and maps in the regular edition, and a basic version of the pedagogy. The price is half that of the regular edition, and less than the Brief Edition.

Give Me Liberty! An American History, Volume 2: From 1865 (Seagull Edition)

by Eric Foner

Give Me Liberty! provides a fresh and effective approach while its single-author narrative gives students a clear, coherent introduction to American history. The theme of American freedom enriches the narrative, integrates the book's coverage of social and political history, and motivates the study of history by alerting students to how much is at stake in having a knowledge of our past.

Give Me Liberty! An American History Volume One (Seagull, 3rd Edition)

by Eric Foner

Designed as a textbook for high school students taking the Advanced Placement test in history, this comprehensive history of the United States would be suitable for regular high school and freshman college US history survey courses. This is the third edition; earlier editions have been widely used in two- and four-year colleges as well as high schools. The text is written in clear, uncomplicated prose that will be easy for general high school students to understand. The book is strong in economic history. The coverage of US history provides excellent depth for a general survey. It avoids the politically-motivated deletions of information that have marred many recent K-12 textbooks in the US. When speaking of painful historical realities such as slavery or smallpox, the author adopts neutral and quiet language in the main text to help readers understand the various perspectives of the time, and allows specific, accurate historical data given in inset texts to speak for themselves about the magnitude of suffering. The book uses a contemporary tone when speaking of the politics of the past, without historicism or gimmicks; readers are alerted to the election of President Polk or the votes-for-women question as fresh news and a live issue for people of that time, exactly as our elections and issues are now. The book offers detail on recent history, ending with the Obama election. It begins with a helpful overview of both North America and Europe just before the start of US history, which gives context for early US history and the contemporary meanings of Constitutional terms like "citizen" and "liberties," which are often quite different from our own. The book is clearly organized, and well illustrated with modern maps and images from the era under study. A short section at the beginning provides an orientation to the AP history exam. Within the book, each chapter begins with a timeline and ends with a bibliography of suggested reading and websites, review questions and essay questions, key terms, and a review table. Appendices include a variety of important documents such as the Constitution, as well as tables and figures, a glossary, and an index. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Give Me Liberty! An American History Volume Two (3rd Edition)

by Eric Foner

A clear, concise, up to date, authoritative history by one of the leading historians in the country. Give Me Liberty! is the leading book in the market because it works in the classroom. A single-author book, Give Me Liberty! offers students a consistent approach, a single narrative voice, and a coherent perspective throughout the text. Threaded through the chronological narrative is the theme of freedom in American history and the significant conflicts over its changing meanings, its limits, and its accessibility to various social and economic groups throughout American history. The Third Edition places American history more fully in a global context. The pedagogy is also enhanced in the Third Edition, with a Visions of Freedom feature in each chapter and more extensive end-of-chapter review exercises.

The New American History (Revised and Expanded Edition)

by Eric Foner

The New American History is addressed to students and teachers at the college level and the broad public concerned with the current state of American historical study. This book comprises essays by scholars--many of whom have been at the forefront of the transformation of historical study-- each assessing recent developments in historians' understanding of a period or a major theme in the nation's past.

Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877

by Eric Foner

This "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) made history when it was originally published in 1988. It redefined how Reconstruction was viewed by historians and people everywhere in its chronicling of how Americans -- black and white -- responded to the unprecedented changes unleashed by the war and the end of slavery. This "smart book of enormous strengths" (Boston Globe) has since gone on to become the classic work on the wrenching post-Civil War period -- an era whose legacy reverberates still today in the United States.

A Short History of the Reconstruction: 1863-1877

by Eric Foner

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.

The Story of American Freedom

by Eric Foner

A critical analysis of the evolution of American freedom, from the American Revolution through the 20th century.

Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History, Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

by Eric Foner

Written as a companion to Foner's (history, Columbia U.) well-regarded American history survey textbook Give Me Liberty! this collection of 98 primary source documents reflects the fluid nature of definitions of freedom. Selections, some of which are excerpts, others reproduced in their entirety, span over 300 years of American history from the age of European exploration to Reconstruction. Organized chronologically, each document is preceded by a short introduction and followed by two study questions. Authors include Adam Smith, Noah Webster, Thomas Jefferson, fugitive slave Joseph Taper, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Robert Owen, Pontiac, and James Winthrop among others. This third edition has a new global focus and contains more than 40 documents not featured in earlier editions. The work has not been indexed. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History, Volume 2 (3rd Edition)

by Eric Foner

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.

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