Eric Foner Lectures on Lincoln and Slavery
The Cycles of History: The Panic of 1857
Anyone studying 19th century American history will likely have read Eric Foner. WGBH Forum Network provides an audio video lecture Foner provided on Lincoln and slavery in November of 2008 at The Boston Athenaem. It provides some interesting insights on Lincoln’s views on slavery and the Civil War. You can access it here. Eric Foner […]
Antebellum America Course Underway, New Books
Interesting insights this morning from Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War by Eric Foner. I’ll let you draw your own parallels to our current challenges. “As they were to do many times subsequently, Republicans blamed the Panic not on impersonal economic forces, but on the […]
Class has started, Antebellum America. Books have been added to the reading list, some familiar and respected authors. First up, The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South by Kenneth M. Stampp. And, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men by Eric Foner.