Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad is the winner of the New-York Historical Society’s 2016 American History Book Prize. In February 2015, Foner, a Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft Prize winner and the DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, was in conversation with Leslie Harris, Associate Professor of History at Emory University and a Lapidus Center Advisor.
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, Foner’s latest book about runaways and antislavery activists in New York, was the topic of their enlightening discussion in front of a full auditorium.
Eric Foner is the author, notably, of the award-winning The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, and Give me Liberty! An American History.
Leslie Harris authored In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863, and is the co-editor of Slavery in New York.