Eric Foner is one of this country’s most prominent historians. His work on the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth century America has garnered innumerable awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and two Bancroft prizes. No modern historian has done more to affirm the centrality of the Reconstruction Era to the American political story, and to center it in contemporary debates. Foner’s newest book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution focuses on the battles over the thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth amendments.
Source: University Libraries, September 2020