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Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History

Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History
Eric Foner

Edited by: Richard Kreitner

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In thiscollection of polemical pieces, Foner expounds on the relevance ofAbraham Lincoln's legacy in the age of Obama and on the need foranother era of Reconstruction. In addition to articles in which Fonercalls out politicians and the powerful for their abuse and misuseof American history, Foner assesses some of his fellow leadinghistorians of the late 20th century, including Richard Hofstadter,Howard Zinn and Eric Hobsbawm. Foner ends with an open letterto Bernie Sanders analysing the great tradition of radicalism thathe has spent his career studying and which, he argues, Americansof progressive disposition should seek to celebrate and retrieve.

Author Info

Eric Foner is a Pulitzer Prize winninghistorian and DeWitt Clinton Professorof History at Columbia University. He isone of America's leading historians of theAmerican Civil War and ReconstructionEra. His books include The Fiery Trial:Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery;Reconstruction: America's UnfinishedRevolution and Give Me Liberty! AnAmerican History.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781784537692
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2017
Number of Pages: 224
Height: 198
Width: 129

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