Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, appears as an on-screen commentator for the PBS American Experience program "Reconstruction: The Second Civil War." The two-part program examines the period after the Civil War, as America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to bring the South back into the Union, and how to bring former slaves into the life of the country.
Part One, "Revolution," airs on Monday, January 12, at 9:00 p.m. The second part, "Retreat," airs on Tuesday, January 13, at 9:00 p.m. on PBS, Thirteen/WNET (outside New York check local listings).
In conjunction with the premiere, on Monday, January 12, Foner will participate in an online forum hosted by The New York Times. Click to view the forum or submit questions.
Foner specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and 19th-century America . His recent publications include: Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World (2002); The Story of American Freedom (1998); Freedom's Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders During Reconstruction (1993); Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877 (1988); and Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy (1983).
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