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Eric Foner

Historian Eric Foner Wins Prestigious New York Historical Society Award

Jonah Raskin | Posted 02.16.2017 | Education
Jonah Raskin

It seems to be the job and perhaps the occupation hazard of the historian to remember the past, write about it and remind readers, students and citizens what happened long ago, as well as yesterday -- and who made it happen and why.

Foner's Underground Railroad on Time for African American History Month

Jonah Raskin | Posted 03.22.2015 | Home
Jonah Raskin

Over the past half century, Foner has carved out a significant place for himself in the field of history by writing history from the bottom up, by tracing over-arching themes, such as freedom, and by recognizing that all history is contemporary history.

Judging Lincoln: Thoughts on His Birthday

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Who knows how people in 200 years will judge even our most egalitarian ideas today? Whether we are talking about Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, or any historical figure, a person need not be perfect in order to be great.

Rethinkin' Lincoln on the 150th Birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation

Bill Bigelow | Posted 02.12.2013 | Education
Bill Bigelow

In coming months and years, teachers' jobs will be made harder by Steven Spielberg's film Lincoln, in which Daniel Day-Lewis gives a brilliant performance as, well, Lincoln-the-abolitionist. The only problem is that Lincoln was not an abolitionist.

Saki Knafo

Pulitzer Prize Winners For 2011: See The Full List

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media

The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, and many of the journalism awards went to venerable, well-decorated publications. The New York T...

Stephen Colbert Tests Columbia Prof On Textbooks (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Texas State Board of Education has voted to radically alter textbook lessons for future generations, removing from curricula separation of church ...