Eric Foner is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, including The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. He is DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University.
"An outstanding scholarly contribution... disciplined, powerful,
and moving." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Lucid and succinct." -- The Washington Post
"This brisk but far-reaching book... argues that the principal issues of our own troubled time pose the same conundrums that were the main areas of Reconstruction contention." -- Boston Globe