Eric Foner Moderates
a Web Forum on Teaching About Reconstruction
Starting October 1, 2001, Eric Foner will moderate a month-long open discussion on teaching about Reconstruction on the HISTORY MATTERS Web site provided below. From the HISTORY MATTERS home page select "Coming in October: Eric Foner on Reconstruction." To subscribe, choose "Join or leave list."
Professor Foner will answer questions and lead a discussion on teaching about Reconstruction. The discussion will focus particularly on approaches to teaching this topic in U.S. history survey courses at the high school and college levels and include suggestions for resources or strategies.
Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. Professor Foner specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and the nineteenth-century United States. In 2000, he served as President of the American Historical Association. His publications include:
Nothing But Freedom: Emancipation and Its Legacy (1983);
Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War (1970);
Tom Paine and Revolutionary America (1976);
Politics and Ideology in the Age of the Civil War (1980); and
Freedom's Lawmakers: A Directory of Black Officeholders During Reconstruction (1993).
HISTORY MATTERS is a gateway to the Web for teachers of the U.S. History Survey course. It provides high school and college teachers (and their students) a starting point for exploring American history on the Web with a large number of first-person historical documents for use in the classroom, an extensive annotated list of Web links, and a range of teaching resources (including sample syllabi, teaching assignments, and forums).
HISTORY MATTERS is a project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. The HISTORY MATTERS Web site was created with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The site is an in-progress prototype that will be expanding over the next two years.
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