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Columbia Unearths Its Ties to Slavery

Jennifer Scheussler writes about a new report, “Columbia University & Slavery,” detailing Columbia’s historical ties to slavery.  It was prepared by Professor Eric Foner and his students and colleagues.

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Why We Need a National Monument to Reconstruction

Historians Gregory P. Downs, Eric Foner and Kate Masur make the case for a national monument dedicated to Reconstruction in Beaufort, S.C.  “Reconstruction was the nation’s first great experiment in biracial democracy. . . .More broadly it reminds us that…

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Labyrinth Books Podcast Archive

Labyrinth, the Princeton independent bookstore, is making available recordings of scholars and authors who have spoken at their in-store events.  Among the available programs are: Dr. Cornel West and James H. Cone in Conversation Black Prophetic Fire, November 13th, 2014,…

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Eric Foner & Matthew Karp in Conversation at Labyrinth Books, Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Eminent scholar, Eric Foner, will be talking about his book about the Underground Railroad, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 6PM  at Labyrinth Books Princeton.

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Why Reconstruction Matters by Eric Foner

On the upcoming 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction, historian Eric Foner, in his New York TImes op ed (March 29, 2015) states, “if any historical period deserves the label ‘relevant,’ it…

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