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Eric Foner

Born: 7-Feb-1943
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution

Father: Jack D. Foner (historian)
Mother: Liza Kraitz
Wife: Lynn Garafola (dance professor)

    University: BA History, Columbia University (1963)
    University: BA, Oriel College, Oxford University (1965)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1969)
    Professor: History, City College of New York (1973-82)
    Professor: American History, Cambridge University
    Professor: History, Columbia University (1988-)

    American Historical Association President (2000)
    Organization of American Historians President (1993-94)
    Society of American Historians
    Pulitzer Prize for History 2011 for The Fiery Trial

Author of books:
Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War (1971, politics)
Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (1976, biography)
Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy (1983, history)
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (2002, history)
Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World (2002, history)
Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (2005, history)
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2011, biography)

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