Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture: The Second Founding, Presented by Eric Foner

Historian Eric Foner spoke at the Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series on the topic of “The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Forged a Constitutional Revolution.” The event took place at Boston University on March 19, 2019.

Foner is known for several texts including Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy (1983); Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (1988) Who Owns History? Rethinking the Past in a Changing World (2002); his survey textbook of American history, Give Me Liberty! An American History (2004); and The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery (2010).

The Howard Zinn Memorial Lecture Series was created in 2008 by former Zinn student Alex H. MacDonald (CAS’72) and his wife Dr. Maureen A. Strafford (MED’76). Read more about Zinn’s impact on students in the Our Favorite Teacher series and consider adding your story.

Previous Howard Zinn Memorial Lectures:

Bob Herbert, 2011

Bill Moyers, 2008

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