Eric Foner and Cornel West - Lincoln and Slavery in America
Location: Labyrinth Books
Date/Time: 10/18/10 at 6:30 pm - 10/18/10 at 8:30 pm
Eric Foner and Cornel West — Lincoln and Slavery in America
Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 6:30PM — Labyrinth Books Princeton
From master historian Eric Foner, the story of Lincoln's -- and the nation's -- transformation through the crucible of slavery and emancipation. Cornel West will engage with Professor Foner in a conversation about slavery and its legacy in America.
In this landmark work of deep scholarship and insight, Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner's Lincoln emerges as a leader, one whose greatness lies in his capacity for moral and political growth through real engagement with allies and critics alike. This powerful work will transform our understanding of the nation's greatest president and the issue that mattered most.
"While many thousands of books deal with Lincoln and slavery, Eric Foner has written the definitive account of this crucial subject, illuminating in a highly original and profound way the interactions of race, slavery, public opinon, politics, and Lincoln's own character that led to the wholly uncompensated emancipation of some four million slaves." -- David Brion Davis
Eric Foner is Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author, among others, of Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, which won the Bankroft, Parkman, and LATimes Book prizes and remains the standard history of the period. Dr. Cornel West is Professor of Religion at Princeton University. He is one of this country's premier champions for racial and social justice and the author of many seminal books, including the contemporary classic Race Matters and, most recently, the memoir Brother West: Living Out Loud.
This event is cosponsored by Princeton's Fields Center for Equality and Cultural Understanding, The Center for African American Studies and Labyrinth Books.
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Department: Center for African American Studies