ABOUT Eric Foner
November 14, 2010
In his second inaugural address, the Great Emancipator incorporates the language of the abolitionists into his speech -- a significant step, says historian Eric Foner in his latest book.
In his latest book, renowned historian Eric Foner explains how the Great Emancipator decided to avoid a legal challenge by making his bold act a military order. But that also left 800,000 blacks in chattel slavery.