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Politics & Polls #53: Battles for Freedom with Eric Foner

Politics & Polls #53: Battles for Freedom with Eric Foner

Drawing connections between the past and present often sparks fierce debates within the American political landscape.

In this episode, Eric Foner, one of America’s most distinguished historians, discusses these interpretations of history and how they relate to today. His latest book, “Battles for Freedom,” explores this “use and abuse of American history,” unearthing the hidden history of American radicalism.

Finer is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University and specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and 19th-century America.

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