Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History

Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History

Regular price
$22.95
Sale price
$22.95
Regular price
$22.95
Sold out
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Author/Contributor(s): Foner, Eric ; Kreitner, Richard
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company
Date: 03/30/2017
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
In thiscollection of polemical pieces, Foner expounds on the relevance ofAbraham Lincoln's legacy in the age of Obama and on the need foranother era of Reconstruction. In addition to articles in which Fonercalls out politicians and the powerful for their abuse and misuseof American history, Foner assesses some of his fellow leadinghistorians of the late 20th century, including Richard Hofstadter, Howard Zinn and Eric Hobsbawm. Foner ends with an open letterto Bernie Sanders analysing the great tradition of radicalism thathe has spent his career studying and which, he argues, Americansof progressive disposition should seek to celebrate and retrieve