Eric Foner

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Birthday
7, 1943
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
7, 1943 (age 76)
Birthplace
New York

About

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author, he is best known for his work on post-Civil War Reconstruction. He published his award-winning work, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, in 2010.

Before Fame

He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University in 1963.

Trivia

He was elected president of the American Historical Association in 2000.

Family Life

His father was a historian who was blacklisted during the McCarthy Era for supporting civil rights and the trade union movement.

Associated With

He frequently wrote about Abraham Lincoln's views on slavery.