Eric Foner
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l959-63: Columbia College. B.A., summa cum laude, l963
l963-65: Oriel College, Oxford University. B.A., first class, l965
l965-69: Graduate Faculties, Columbia University. Ph.D., l969

DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University, l988-present
Professor, Department of History, Columbia University, l982-88
Professor, Department of History, City College and Graduate Center, City University      of New York, l973-82
Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions, Cambridge University, l980-8l
Fulbright Professor of American History, Moscow State University, Spring l990
Harmsworth Professor of American History, Oxford University, 1993-94   Leverhulme Visiting Scholar, Queen Mary, University of London, Spring 2008

Awards, Fellowships, Honors:
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, l972-73
Guggenheim Fellowship, l975-76
National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowships, l982-83, 1996-97
Prizes for Reconstruction: Los Angeles Times Book Award for History; Bancroft      Prize; Parkman Prize; Lionel Trilling Award; Owsley Prize. Finalist, National Book      Award; Finalist, National Book Critics' Circle Award
Outstanding Reference Book, New York Public Library; and Library Journal, for Reader's Companion to American History
Awards for A House Divided exhibition, Chicago Historical Society: Lawrence W.      Towner Award, Illinois Humanities Council; James Harvey Robinson Prize, AHA
Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History, for America's      Reconstruction exhibition
Elected member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, l989
Great Teacher Award, Society of Columbia Graduates, 1991
President, Organization of American Historians, 1993-94
Scholar of the Year, N. Y. Council for the Humanities, 1995
Elected Corresponding Fellow, British Academy, 1996
President, American Historical Association, 2000
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Iona College, 2002
First Place, Electronic Product of 2003, for Columbia American History Online,      Association of American Publishers
Class of 2006 Distinguished Professor Award, April 2004
Featured in History Today, January 2000, 26-29
Featured in Current Biography, August 2004, 50-55
Silver Gavel Award, American Bar Association, 2005 for "Brown at Fifty," special      issue, The Nation, ed. Eric Foner and Randall Kennedy                                      Kidger Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship, New England History      Teachers Association, 2006                                                                       Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, Columbia Univerity, 2006           President, Society of American Historians, 2006-07                                                    John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, Columbia College       Alumni Association, 2007                                                                                    Order of Lincoln, Lincoln Academy of Illinois, 2009                                                    Prizes for The Fiery Trial: Pulitzer Prize, Bancroft Prize, Lincoln Prize                         Honorary Doctor of Social Science, Queen Mary, University of London, 2012                                                                                                           

Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War (Oxford University Press, l970; rep. with new preface, 1995)
America's Black Past: A Reader in Afro-American History) (Harper and Row, l97l)
Nat Turner (Prentice-Hall, l97l)
Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (Oxford University Press, l976; rep with new      preface, 2005)
Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War (Oxford University Press, l980)
Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy (Louisiana State University Press,      l983)
Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution l863-l877 (New American Nation      series, Harper and Row, l988)
A Short History of Reconstruction (Harper and Row, l990)
A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln (W. W. Norton, l990) (with Olivia      Mahoney)
The New American History (editor) (Temple University Press, l990; revised and      expanded edition, 1997)
Reader's Companion to American History (editor, with John A. Garraty) (Houghton-      Mifflin, 1991)
Freedom's Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders During Reconstruction      (Oxford University Press, 1993; revised edition, LSU Press, 1996)
Thomas Paine (Library of America, 1995)
America's Reconstruction: People and Politics after the Civil War (HarperCollins,      1995) (with Olivia Mahoney)
The Story of American Freedom (W. W. Norton, 1998)
Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet (editor, with Lynn      Garafola) (Columbia University Press, 1999)
Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World (Hill and Wang, 2002)
Give Me Liberty! An American History (Norton, 2004)
Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History (Norton, 2004)
Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction
(Knopf, 2005)               Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World (editor) (Norton, 2009)      The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (Norton,2010)                      

Other Activities:
Articles, essays and book reviews in numerous academic and popular journals,      magazines, and newspapers.
Op-eds, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post
Co-Curator, A House Divided exhibit, Chicago Historical Society, and America's      Reconstruction, traveling exhibition, originating at Virginia Historical Society
Rewrote Hall of Presidents presentation, Disney World, 1993
Editorial Boards: Past and Present, and The Nation
Historical Consultant, The Civil War, Broadway musical, 1999

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