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Foner, Eric 1943-

Works: 283 works in 976 publications in 4 languages and 59,211 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Adapter, Commentator
Classifications: E668, 973.8
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The Reader's companion to American history by Eric Foner( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 3,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of the United States from the origins of its native people to the 1990s. Covers political, economic, cultural, and social history
Reconstruction : America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner( Book )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles how Americans responded to the changes unleashed by the Civil War and the end of slavery
Free soil, free labor, free men: the ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War by Eric Foner( Book )

47 editions published between 1969 and 1995 in English and held by 3,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication twenty-five years ago, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men has been recognized as a classic, an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the causes of the American Civil War. A key work in establishing political ideology as a major concern of modern American historians, it remains the only full-scale evaluation of the ideas of the early Republican party. Now with a new introduction, Eric Foner puts his argument into the context of contemporary scholarship, reassessing the concept of free labor in the light of the last twenty-five years of writing on such issues as w
The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery by Eric Foner( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Foner gives us a life of Lincoln as it intertwined with slavery, the defining issue of the time and the tragic hallmark of American history. The author demonstrates how Lincoln navigated a dynamic political landscape deftly, moving in measured steps, often on a path forged by abolitionists and radicals in his party, and that Lincoln's greatness lay in his capacity for moral and political growth
Nothing but freedom : emancipation and its legacy by Eric Foner( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of American freedom by Eric Foner( Book )

38 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the course of our history, freedom has been a living truth for some Americans and a cruel mockery for others. In Eric Foner's stirring history, freedom's story is not the simple unfolding of a timeless truth, but an open-ended history of accomplishment and failure. Its impetus lies in the aspirations and sacrifice of millions of Americans, celebrated and anonymous, who have sought freedom's blessings. Its meaning is shaped not only in congressional debates and political treatises, but on plantations and picket lines, in parlors and bedrooms. Its cast of characters ranges from Thomas Jefferson to Frederick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan, from former slaves seeking to breathe real meaning into emancipation to the union organizers, freedom riders, and women's rights advocates of our time."--BOOK JACKET
Tom Paine and Revolutionary America by Eric Foner( Book )

35 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical biography of the Revolutionary pamphleteer, exploring the origins, expression, and impact of his ideas and the place of his radical ideology in the eighteenth-century world
Forever free : the story of emancipation and Reconstruction by Eric Foner( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new examination of the years of Emancipation and Reconstruction during and immediately following the Civil War emphasizes the era's political and cultural meaning for today's America. Historian 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. He makes clear how, by war's end, freed slaves 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, and shows 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.--From publisher description
The new American history by Eric Foner( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally released in 1990, The New American History, edited for the American Historical Association by Eric Foner, has become an indispensable volume for teachers and students. In essays that chart the shifts in interpretation within their fields, some of our most prominent American historians survey the key works and themes in the scholarship of the last three decades. Along with the substantially revised essays from the first edition, this volume presents three entirely new ones -- on intellectual history, the history of the West, and the histories of the family and sexuality
The incorporation of America : culture and society in the gilded age by Alan Trachtenberg( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the development of the U.S.'s modern socioeconomic structure in the late nineteenth century, discussing factors such as westward expansion, mechanization, labor unrest, and the growth of cities
Politics and ideology in the age of the Civil War by Eric Foner( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insisting that politics and ideology must remain at the forefront of any examination of nineteenth-century America, Foner reasserts the centrality of the Civil War to the people of that period. The first section of this book deals with the causes of the sectional conflict; the second, with the antislavery movement; and a final group of essays treats land and labor after the war. Taken together, Foner's essays work towards reintegrating the social, political, and intellectual history of the nineteenth century
Who owns history? : rethinking the past in a changing world by Eric Foner( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains nine essays, written between 1983 and 2001, in which the author considers the relationship between the historian and his or her world, discussing the politics of history and historians, the rethinking of history in a changing world, and depictions of the Civil War
The long, bitter trail : Andrew Jackson and the Indians by Anthony F. C Wallace( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few issues in our history have proved as shameful as the white man's long conflict with Native Americans. The Indian Removal Act passed by Congress in 1830 was actively fostered by President Andrew Jackson. It called for eastern Indians to relocate west of the Mississippi River to the Oklahoma Territory - an early example of our government's racist policies. Anthony F.C. Wallace deals briefly with Indians of the Northeast, but focuses on the Five Civilized Tribes of the Southeast - Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles, whose ancestral lands were coveted by white settlers to meet exploding domestic and international demands for cotton. Andrew Jackson, Indian fighter and crafty negotiator, is at the book's center. He lived in an age dominated by self-serving moralists and untenable theories of Indians as savage, nomadic hunters who had to be either "civilized" or moved from the white man's path for their own good. The Indian removals in the 1830s over the Trail of Tears that led west culminated in tragedy for the Indians
Our Lincoln : new perspectives on Lincoln and his world( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of original essays on the sixteenth president includes James M. McPherson's evaluation of his politics and wartime strategies, Sean Wilentz's perspectives on Lincoln's party politics, and Eric Foner's assessment of his views on slavery and race
Spreading the American dream : American economic and cultural expansion, 1890-1945 by Emily S Rosenberg( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In examining the economic and cultural trs that expressed America's expansionist impulse during the first half of the twentieth century, Emily S. Rosenberg shows how U.S. foreign relations evolved from a largely private system to an increasingly public one and how, soon, the American dream became global
The American Revolution by Edward Countryman( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly revised version of a classic in American history When The American Revolution was first published in 1985, it was praised as the first synthesis of the Revolutionary War to use the new social history. Edward Countryman offered a balanced view of how the Revolution was made by a variety of groups-ordinary farmers as well as lawyers, women as well as men, blacks as well as whites-who transformed the character of American life and culture. In this newly revised edition, Countryman stresses the painful destruction of British identity and the construction of a new American one. He expands his geographical scope of the Revolution to include areas west of the Alleghenies, Europe, and Africa, and he draws fresh links between the politics and culture of the independence period and the creation of a new and dynamic capitalist economy. This innovative interpretation of the American Revolution creates an even richer, more comprehensive portrait of a critical period in America's history
The age of great dreams : America in the 1960s by David R Farber( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kennedy, this book grounds our understanding of the terrible events of that era by linking them to our country's grand projects of previous decades: the forging of a national system of social provision in the New Deal; our new agenda as global superpower after World War II; the creation of the national security state; and the maturation of a national consumer-driven mass-mediated marketplace
Pillars of the republic : common schools and American society, 1780-1860 by Carl F Kaestle( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pillars of the Republic is a pioneering study of common-school development in the years before the Civil War. Public acceptance of state school systems, Kaestle argues, was encouraged by the people's commitment to republican government, by their trust in Protestant values, and by the development of capitalism. The author also examines the opposition to the Founding Fathers' educational ideas and shows what effects these had on our school system
Liberty and power : the politics of Jacksonian America by Harry L Watson( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an engaging and persuasive survey of American public life from 1816 to 1848, this work remains a landmark achievement. Now updated to address twenty-five years of new scholarship, the book interprets the exciting political landscape that was the age of Jackson, a time that saw the rise of strong political parties and an increased popular involvement in national politics. In this work, the author examines the tension between liberty and power that both characterized the period and formed part of its historical legacy
A short history of Reconstruction, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the social, economic, and political forces that shaped the South after the Civil War
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Reconstruction : America's unfinished revolution, 1863-1877Free soil, free labor, free men: the ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil WarThe fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slaveryNothing but freedom : emancipation and its legacyThe story of American freedomTom Paine and Revolutionary AmericaForever free : the story of emancipation and ReconstructionThe new American history