Synopses & Reviews
With characteristic clarity, Professor Foner has written an accessible, event-based narrative that is enriched throughout by the theme of American freedom. Foner shows students how the meanings of freedom have changed during the course of American history and how the limits of freedom have expanded and contracted in response to social, political, cultural, and economic events. The freedom theme integrates the text and motivates the study of history by alerting students to how much is at stake in understanding America"s past.
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Unlike so many textbooks that overwhelm beginning students with encyclopedic detail, presents the events of American history in a nimble chronological narrative that equips students to understand their significance. It is a textbook that works.
Give Me Liberty! An American Historyis a concise, clear, and inclusive narrative of American history written by distinguished historian Eric Foner.
Concise, clear, compact, Eric Foner's brilliant synthesis of American history is the perfect teaching tool for the U.S. survey course.
About the Author
is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, where he earned his B.A. and Ph.D. In his teaching and scholarship, Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. His most recent book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize. His Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877
, won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times
Book prizes and remains the standard history of the period. In 2006 Foner received the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Society of American Historians.