with Author Eric Foner
Thursday, August 9, 7:00- 8:00 p.m
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery is an insightful and powerful book about Abraham Lincoln and his emergence to become one of the nation’s greatest presidents. The novel begins with Lincoln's youth and follows his career and rise to the Presidency of a divided nation. As the 16th President of the United States and Commander- in-Chief, Abraham Lincoln emerged as a leader that fully embraced the rights and freedoms of African American's as U.S. Citizens and the abolishment of slavery within the nation. Foner’
Eric Foner is regarded as one of America's most prominent historians; he is the author of several acclaimed books about the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery, and nineteenth-century America. The Fiery Trial, published in 2010, won the Bancroft Prize, Pulitzer Prize for History, and the Lincoln Prize. Dr. Foner earned his B.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University where he is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History and the 2006 recipient of the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching at Columbia University. He has served as president of the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Society of American Historians. His website is www.ericfoner.com.
A wine & cheese reception will follow the event. The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for signing and purchase. All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required and can be done by calling 860-567-8030 or logging onto www.owlibrary.org and clicking on Programs/Adult Programs. This program is generously sponsored by Union Savings Bank.