The following clip was pulled from a recent NEH panel on the legacy of emancipation. It included Ed Ayers, Gary Gallagher, Christy Coleman, Eric Foner, and Thavolia Glymph. I highly recommend viewing the entire session if you have the time, but for now check out this short clip from the Q&A. In it an African-American [...]
The first part of this interview is quite interesting as Foner reflects on his personal background and its influence on his scholarship. His new book on Lincoln and slavery is now available in paperback and well worth reading.
To be honest, the last thing that I need to be reading is another book on Abraham Lincoln given everything that has been published over the past few years. However, I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying Eric Foner’s new book on Lincoln and slavery and I suspect that it will quickly establish [...]
Well, we are getting down to the final few weeks in my AP American History course. It’s always a mad rush in the last few weeks as I have to make sure that I’ve covered most of the major events into the 1990s. Over the past few days we’ve been talking in detail about the [...]
A couple of years ago I had a parent contact me about the textbook I was using to teach my AP American History course. I had just switched from The American Pageant to Eric Foner’s new book, Give Me Liberty! The parent was concerned about the political bias of Foner as well as the overall [...]
I am doing quite a bit of reading over this holiday break. One of the books I am making my way through is Capitol Men by Philip Dray. The book tells the story of the principal black leaders in Congress during Reconstruction. It’s well written and does a thorough job of explaining both the backgrounds [...]
Check out the programs for two upcoming conferences that will focus heavily on the Civil War, the South, and Virginia history. The first is the Second Annual Virginia Forum which is scheduled for April 13-14 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. This conference brings together scholars who focus on all areas of Virginia history. [...]