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Department of History

The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory Symposium Keynote by Eric Foner

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:00pm

Keynote Speech: "The Significance of Reconstruction in American History"
Eric Foner
Thursday, April 21, 6:00
Ladson Presbyterian Church
1720 Sumter Street
A Pulitzer Prize winning historian and widely acclaimed teacher, Eric Foner has written about slavery, the Underground Railroad, Emancipation and Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most widely assigned textbooks on U.S. history, Give Me Liberty!  Most well-known for his seminal book, Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877, Foner has been involved with efforts to expand public knowledge and understanding of the Reconstruction era, and has actively supported efforts to create a Reconstruction interpretive site in Beaufort, SC.