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Eric Foner

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Born Feb 7, 1943

Eric Foner is an American historian. On the faculty of the Department of History at Columbia University since 1982, he writes extensively on political history, the history of freedom, the early history of the Republican Party, African American biography, Reconstruction, and historiography.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1943 Birth Born on February 7, 1943.

TWENTIES

1963 20 Years Old A year later, in 1963, he graduated summa cum laude as a history major. … Read More
1969 26 Years Old Foner returned to Columbia for his Ph.D, where he worked under Richard Hofstadter; he finished in 1969. … Read More

THIRTIES

1976 33 Years Old In 1976-1977 he was a visiting professor of American History at Princeton University.
1980 37 Years Old In 1980 he was Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at the University of Cambridge. … Read More
1982 39 Years Old Foner has long been considered a leading authority on the Reconstruction Era of American history. In a seminal essay in American Heritage in October 1982, later reprinted in Reviews in American History, Foner wrote, … Read More

FORTIES

1988 45 Years Old In 1988 Foner published his definitive book Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877. … Read More
1989 46 Years Old In 1989 Foner won the Avery O. Craven Award from the Organization of American Historians. … Read More

FIFTIES

1995 52 Years Old In 1995, he was named Scholar of the Year by the New York Council for the Humanities. … Read More
2000 57 Years Old …  In 2000, he was elected president of the American Historical Association. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2011 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011 Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010) won the Pulitzer Prize for History, Lincoln Prize, and the Bancroft Prize.
2014 71 Years Old …  His free online courses on "The Civil War and Reconstruction," published in 2014, are available from Columbia University on ColumbiaX.
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