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Eric Foner, Professor of History and author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, gave his take on Spielberg’s Lincoln in a letter to the NYT sent earlier this week. Apparently, Hollywood’s latest take on the Great Emancipator takes some liberties. “The film,” he writes, “grossly exaggerates the possibility that by January 1865 the […]

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Columbia University Professor of French Antoine Compagnon was awarded the prestigious Claude Lévi-Strauss Prize and an accompanying 100,000 euros last Tuesday for his excellence in social science methods (Note: This award is a big deal in France and is not distributed by the jean company) .(Spec) On Friday, Obama urged colleges and universities to improve racial diversity […]

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Foner Gets Phallic

There’s nothing Bwog loves more than to wake up to a boner joke. Aren’t you glad we said “joke” at the end of that? Anyway, Columbia’s very own superstar Professor Eric Foner stopped by The Colbert Report again (!) to discuss his new book “The Fiery Trial.” But before he even began to share his […]

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