Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Eric Foner: Freedom & American Identity



This is a thought-provoking excerpt from a lecture given by historian Eric Foner on the meaning and application of the concept "Freedom" in American history. While I do not always agree with Mr. Foner (our interpretive perspectives on history are different), I nevertheless recommend this excerpt. It is thought-provoking.

1 comment:

Brad said...

Foner is arguably the best historian alive. He is a true genious. His book "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men" is considered by most to be the best historical interpretation of how and why the Civil War happened. His book on Reconstruction is without question the best book on the subject.

This was a cool interview. I've been looking for clips of Foner for a while.