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Eric Foner

Eric Foner, a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Francis Parkman Prize, is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books include The Story of American Freedom and Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War. He lives in New York City.

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Forever Free
Written by Eric Foner
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2006
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70274-7 (0-375-70274-1)

From one of our most distinguished historians comes a groundbreaking new examination of the myths and realities of the period after the Civil War.

Drawing on a wide range of long-neglected documents, Eric Foner places a new emphasis on black experiences and roles during the era. We see African Americans as active... Read more

American Empire
Written by Joshua Freeman, Series edited by Eric Foner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | August 2013
$20.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312349-1 (0-14-312349-1)

A landmark history of postwar America and the second volume in the Penguin History of the United States series, edited by Eric Foner



In this momentous work, acclaimed labor historian Joshua B. Freeman presents an epic portrait of the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century, revealing a nation...

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A Nation Without Borders
Written by Steven Hahn, Series edited by Eric Foner
Viking | Hardcover | November 2016
$35.00/47.00(Canada) | 978-0-670-02468-1 (0-670-02468-6)

A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s "breathtakingly original" (Junot Diaz) reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War. "Capatious [and] buzzing with ideas."  --The Boston Globe

Volume 3 in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner

In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer... Read more

The Civil War in 50 Objects
Written by Harold Holzer and New-York Historical Society, Introduction by Eric Foner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | May 2015
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312814-4 (0-14-312814-0)

The American companion to A History of the World in 100 Objects, a fresh, visual perspective on the Civil War

From a soldier’s diary with the pencil still attached to John Brown’s pike, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the leaves from Abraham Lincoln’s bier, here is a unique and surprisingly intimate look at... Read more

Rights of Man
Written by Thomas Paine, Introduction by Eric Foner, Noted by Henry Collins
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 1984
$11.00/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-039015-5 (0-14-039015-4)

One of the great classics on democracy, Rights of Man was published in England in 1791 as a vindication of the French Revolution and a critique of the British system of government. In direct, forceful prose, Paine defends popular rights, national independence, revolutionary war, and economic growth—all considered dangerous and even seditious issues... Read more

American Colonies
Written by Alan Taylor, Series edited by Eric Foner
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-200210-0 (0-14-200210-0)

A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions

In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make... Read more