Category Historians

Eric Foner Remarks on History and Fiction

Here’s Professor Eric Foner giving an excellent lecture on history and fiction, including some terrific insights into the historian’s craft. The video’s description reads, “Author and historian Eric Foner presented his thoughts on history and fiction in a talk entitled, ‘Rethinking and Re-imaging the Past in a Changing World.’ Eric Foner is a history professor at Columbia University. He is […]

The Story of American Freedom

Here’s Professor Eric Foner in a 1998 episode of C-SPAN’s “Booknotes” program, talking about his book, The Story of American Freedom. The great thing about “Booknotes” was the host, Brian Lamb, asks great questions as well as very basic questions to give us a great exposition of the author’s viewpoints and ideas. He also gets into […]

Professor Buzzkill Post on Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army

Here’s an interview with Dr. Colin Woodward regarding his book, Marching Masters. This is a pretty decent discussion. You can access it here.

After Words with Eric Foner: Gateway to Freedom

Here’s a discussion between Professor Edna Greene Medford and Professor Eric Foner on Professor Foner’s book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. This is a wonderful conversation. The video’s description reads, “Eric Foner talked about his book Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, in which he examines the efforts of […]

Amerikan Rambler Episode 105: William Freehling

Here’s a nice conversation between podcast host Colin Woodward and historian William Freehling. They talk about Professor Freehling’s early career and the historians he studied under, including Arthur Schlesinger, David H. Donald, and Kenneth Stampp. They also talk about Lincoln and Douglas in the 1850s along with the coming of the Civil War. I would […]

After Words with Amanda Foreman

This is a fascinating discussion between Dr. Amanda Foreman and Professor Eric Foner regarding Dr. Foreman’s book, A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War. I really enjoyed listening to this discussion. The video’s description reads, “Oxford historian Amanda Foreman reveals that many British citizens fought on both sides of the Civil War for a host […]

British Citizenry Role in the Civil War

Here’s an excellent conversation between Harold Holzer and Amanda Foreman at the New York Historical Society based on her book, A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Oxford historian Amanda Foreman talked about the many British citizens that fought on both sides of the American Civil War for a […]