Eric Foner
Eric Foner

Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.

Reconstruction
Jan. 31 2018 11:08 AMSouth Carolina’s Forgotten Black Political RevolutionMany black Americans held public office in the former slave state before the promise of Reconstruction faded.
Hey, Wait A Minute
July 27 1996 3:30 AMStolen DreamWould Martin Luther King really be against affirmative action?
The History of American Slavery
Sept. 3 2015 11:17 AMWhy They FledUnderground Railroad operator Sydney Howard Gay’s meticulous guestbook reveals how and why enslaved men and women risked everything to escape north.