[ ... ] Eric Foner's remarkable book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery [is] Foner's examination of Lincoln's convoluted journey towards abolition [which] won him the Pulitzer Prize for History[.] [R]eading it is a reminder that politicians should be allowed to change their minds. --Erica Wagner, The Times
About the Author
Eric Foner's major works reshaped the fields of Civil War and Reconstruction history, and won the Bancroft, Parkman, and Los Angeles Times Book prizes. He is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.