The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

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This weekend, I’ll be reading The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

This lovely book was a birthday gift from one of my friends. I cracked the spine the day I got it, and have been working on a few pages at a time ever since. I am quite fascinated by Lincoln, so am very excited to get this one read. Time is not my friend, and I am guessing it will take a while to get through, but still…excited none the less, even if my need for sleep is impeding my progress.

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

 

Release Date: October 11th 2011

Selected as a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times Book Review, this landmark work gives us a definitive account of Lincoln’s lifelong engagement with the nation’s critical issue: American slavery.

A master historian, Eric Foner draws Lincoln and the broader history of the period into perfect balance. We see Lincoln, a pragmatic politician grounded in principle, deftly navigating the dynamic politics of antislavery, secession, and civil war. Lincoln’s greatness emerges from his capacity for moral and political growth.

 

The Fiery Trial won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for History,  the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize and The New York Times Book Review listed The Fiery Trial as one of its 100 Notable Books of 2010

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Eric Foner

About the Author:

Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. His “Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877,” won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times Book prizes and remains the standard history of the period. In 2006 Foner received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Society of American Historians. He is currently writing a book on Lincoln and slavery.

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