author={Eric Foner},
  journal={The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era},
  pages={13 - 27}
  • Eric Foner
  • Published 19 December 2014
  • History
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
What follows is a written reproduction of a forum held at the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians in San Francisco in April 2013. The forum commemorated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Eric Foner's Reconstruction: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863–1877. Kate Masur (Northwestern University) organized and introduced the discussion, and the commentators in order of speaking were the following: • Heather Andrea Williams, The University of Pennsylvania… 


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