The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
“The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Changed the Constitution”
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, Columbia University
Monday, February 12, 2018
Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Reception to follow
Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and one of the nation’s most distinguished and honored historians. He is one of only two people to serve as president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and the Society of American Historians, and one of a handful to have won the Bancroft and Pulitzer Prizes in the same year. Foner has written or edited more than 20 books that range throughout American history which focus on the intersections of political, social, and race relations. He won the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Lincoln Prizes for The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010). His Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (1988) won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times book prizes and remains the defining work on that era. A dedicated public intellectual, he has co-curated several exhibits on American history and consulted with the National Park Service and Disney on historical programming. Foner is a frequent and popular public lecturer in the U.S. and abroad, writes regularly for a variety of publications, and has appeard on numerous television programs ranging from NPR and PBS to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report.
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