Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University is one of this country's most prominent historians.
Few have written as extensively about Mid-19th Century America as Dr. Foner, and, perhaps, none has shaped how the professoriate has come to understand this period.
Foner's most recent work is The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, for which he has received the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize.
A century-and-a-half ago, in the midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln was ambling towards the Emancipation Proclamation. In commemoration of that event, Foner talks with host Jonathan Judaken about Lincoln, race, and slavery.
For more on Eric Foner, visit his website: http://www.ericfoner.com.