Why I Became a Historian. Panel, Annual Meeting, American Historical Association, January 2007: View at History News Network: http://hnn.us/roundup/entries/34848.html

Presidential Memories. Panel, Annual Meeting, Organization of American Historians, March 2007:  View at History News Network: http://hnn.us/articles/37181.html                                                                                             

Columbia University E-seminar: The Origins of Slavery in the New World
Nearly 150 years after its abolition, slavery remains one of the central institutions defining American history and nationality. This e-seminar examines the origins and development of the transatlantic slave trade and the impact of slavery on colonial America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. New World slavery became more oppressive than previous forms, and the underpinnings of the institutionalization of slavery in America included new racist attitudes.
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Columbia University E-seminar: The Struggle for Freedom
In this second e-seminar of his Slavery and Emancipation series, Professor Eric Foner examines slavery and the American Revolution. He examines the dramatic struggle for freedom waged concurrently by American colonists against the British Empire and by blacks against the institution of slavery. While blacks seized the revolutionary rhetoric of liberty and equality to justify their natural right to freedom, the U.S. Constitution protected the institution of slavery.
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Columbia University E-seminar: The Old South
In the third e-seminar in the series Slavery and Emancipation, Professor Eric Foner discusses the expansion of slavery during the first half of the nineteenth century, when it became the most powerful economic institution in the United States. He describes the arguments that proslavery Southerners used to defend their "peculiar institution" and details the system of subordination they created whereby slaves had virtually no legal rights.
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Columbia University E-seminar: Abolitionism and Antislavery
In Abolitionism and Antislavery, the fourth e-seminar of the series Slavery and Emancipation, Eric Foner describes how in the nineteenth century the issue of slavery came to occupy a central place in American political life and a central role in the disruption of the Union. He describes the development of a militant abolitionist movement, the expansion of slavery, secession, and other events that led inexorably to the Civil War.
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Columbia University E-seminar: The Civil War
In The Civil War, the fifth in the series Slavery and Emancipation, Professor Eric Foner explores the combination of factors that propelled the Lincoln administration down the road to emancipation. Foner also describes how the service of black men in the Union forces contributed to the war's outcome and raised the question of black citizenship.
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Abraham Lincoln and the Idea of Free Labor (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

Lincoln and Abolitionism (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

Frontier Settlement and the Vision of an All-White Society (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

Abraham Lincoln and the Problem of Race and Slavery (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Race (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

Fugitive Slaves and the Compromise of 1850 (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

The Dred Scott Decision of 1857 (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

The Dred Scott Decision and National Politics (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

Nineteenth Century American Political Culture (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

Free Blacks, Colonization, and the Roots of Abolitionism (requires RealPlayer)
from the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project (Lincoln / Net)

Eric Foner Predicts Future Historians Will Disagree Over Analysis of September 11
from Columbia News Video

Eric Foner Says 1990s Controversies Affected Writing of History
from Columbia News Video

Interview with Eric Foner on the Fugitive Slave Act
from "Africans in America" series on PBS

Interview with Eric Foner on David Walker
from "Africans in America" series on PBS