The Fiery Trial

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
3:30pm – 5:00pm


Wexner Center Film/Video Theater, 1871 N High Street, Columbus, OH 43210


The Department of History, with co-sponsors the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, welcomes Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, to Ohio State on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Professor Foner will discuss the evolution of Lincoln’s attitudes and policies regarding slavery and race in the United States from his early career through the Civil War and emancipation, indicating how and why his views developed and changed. The lecture will be based on his book “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery,” winner of the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Lincoln prizes for 2011.



Name: Kristina Ward
Phone: 614-292-3001


The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.