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Historian Foner among 3 winners of Bancroft Prize

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March 24, 2011 05:24 PM EST | AP


NEW YORK — Historian Eric Foner has won another prize.

Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery" is one of three winners of the coveted Bancroft Prize for history. The prize's administrator, Columbia University, announced Thursday that the other recipients are Sara Dubow's "Ourselves Unborn" and Christopher Tomlins' "Freedom Bound."

Winners each receive $10,000.

Foner, a Columbia professor, won the Bancroft in 1989 for "Reconstruction." His latest book also won the $50,000 Lincoln Prize.