"American Freedom: Before and After 9/11"
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History
Link to similar Lecture from MIT
Eric Fonerlink, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one of this country's most prominent historians. Professor Foner's publications have concentrated on the intersections of intellectual, political and social history, and the history of American race relations. His books include: Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (1988) (winner, among other awards, of the Bancroft Prize, Parkman Prize, and Los Angeles Times Book Award); The Story of American Freedom (1998); and Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World (2002). Professor Foner is also a winner of the Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates and is also past president of both the AHA and the OAH.
Although the idea of freedom is nearly ubiquitous in American public discourse -- and perhaps no more so than today ? it has been subject to a remarkable degree of flux over the course of the nation?s history. Eric Foner describes it as ?a subject of persistent conflict and debate,? from the earliest times.
(from "The Story of American Freedom: 1776-2005")
VIDEO: "The Story of American Freedom: 1776-2005" Lecture by Eric Foner from the series "Myths About America" sponsored by MIT SPURS/Humphrey Program. (requires Real Audio plug-in to listen)
http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/263/ Video length is 1:25.
Eric Foner's Articles on the Web from his own homepage
Rethinking American History in a Post-9/11 World
History News Network -- September 6 2004
The Idea of Freedom in the American CenturyPresented by Eric Foner
DeWitt Clinton Professor of History Columbia University
Eric Foner Predicts Future Historians Will Disagree Over Analysis of September 11, Columbia News Video Brief
Not All Freedom Is Made in America
from The New York Times -- April 13 2003
Eric Foner's articles from The Nation
"Eric Foner on Freedom", Columbia Professor Eric Foner talks about our ideas of freedom from early America to the current election. By JOSHUA TANZER Offoffoff.com
"American Freedom in a Global Age"
Eric Foner's Presidential Address to the American Historical Association annual meeting January 2001
America's Reconstruction: People and Politics After the Civil War
Online exhibit is based on the book by the same title by Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/reconstruction/
A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln
This exhibit is based on the book by the same title by Eric Foner and Olivia Mahoney http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ahd/
Selected Books by E. Foner
Tom Paine and Revolutionary America, 1976
by Eric Foner link to Amazon
Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men : The Ideology of the Republican Party before the Civil War With a New Introductory Essay
by Eric Foner (April 20, 1995) link to Amazon
Forever Free : The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction
by Eric Foner, Joshua Brown (November 1, 2005) link to Amazon
The Story of American Freedom
by Eric Foner (1998) l link to Amazon
Give Me Liberty!: An American History, Seagull Edition (Single-Volume Edition) by Eric Foner link to Amazon
Books by Eric Foner available at Amazon.com link to Amazon