Historical research and active citizenship: interviewing Eric Foner

Author/s Daria Frezza, Alessandra Lorini
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/88
Language Italian Pages 27 P. 83-109 File size 154 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2013-088005
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focuses on the interconnections between historical scholarship and a historian’s active role as a citizen in the cultural and political events of American society. Beginning with his personal and cultural background Foner highlights the crucial points of his major works by placing them in the larger context of American historiography. He also suggests how the most recent results of his research can be brought to the attention of a larger public, well beyond the boundaries of academic circles.

Keywords: History, citizenship, slavery, freedom, Reconstruction

Daria Frezza, Alessandra Lorini, Ricerca storica e cittadinanza attiva: intervista a Eric Foner in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 88/2013, pp 83-109, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2013-088005