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The fiery trial : Abraham Lincoln and American slavery
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Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of many acclaimed works on the Civil War period, including the groundbreaking Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men. His history of Reconstruction, still the standard, won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Parkman Prize. He is a past president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society of American Historians. - (Blackwell Publishing)

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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE FIERY TRIAL:“While many thousands of books deal with Lincoln and slavery, Eric Foner has written the definitive account of this crucial subject, illuminating in a highly original and profound way the interactions of race, slavery, public opinion, politics, and Lincoln’s own character that led to the wholly improbable uncompensated emancipation of some four million slaves. Even seasoned historians will acquire fresh and new perspectives from reading The Fiery Trial.” —David Brion Davis, Sterling Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University, author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World“Definitive and breathtaking: with dazzling clarity and authority, demonstrating a total command of his sources and a sense of moral justice that transcends history, Foner has done nothing less than provide the most persuasive book ever written on Lincoln’s vital place in the fight for freedom in America. This volume stands alone in the field. It is not only the best account ever written on the subject; henceforth, it should be regarded as the only account.” —Harold Holzer, author of Lincoln President-Elect“Eric Foner has done it again. The Fiery Trial explores the pivotal subject of Lincoln and slavery free from the mists of hagiography and the muck of denigration. With his usual stylish mastery, Foner advances enlightened debate over our greatest president, the origins and unfolding of the Civil War, and the abolition of southern slavery. His book marks an auspicious intellectual beginning to the sesquicentennial of the American Iliad.” —Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln - (Norton Pub)

THE FIERY TRIALInhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New WorldLincoln President-ElectThe Fiery TrialThe Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln - (WW Norton)

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