Eric Foner, a member of The Nation’s editorial board and the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is the author, most recently, of Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.
David Brion Davis’s pathbreaking study of the problem of slavery.
Hobsbawm’s life and writings will long serve as an inspiration to those who believe that a knowledge of history is essential to working for a better world.
How social equality was used to discredit the egalitarian project of Reconstruction.
The values of the market have come to permeate every aspect of our society.
Too many Americans have fallen prey to narratives that erase the role of slavery in the war’s origins and legacy.