NPR logo Professor of History at Columbia University ERIC FONERdiscusses the new study guide by the pro...

Professor of History at Columbia University ERIC FONERdiscusses the new study guide by the pro...

Professor of History at Columbia University ERIC FONERdiscusses the new study guide by the pro...

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Professor of History at Columbia University ERIC FONERdiscusses the new study guide by the producers of the film"Amistad." Though FONER finds the film "interestinghistorical(ly)" he is critical of the guide because of it'sinaccuracies. FONER says the guide "erases the distinctionbetween fact and fabrication," using composite charactersinstead of real ones, and that the guide misrepresents thesignificance of the Amistad incident. (FONER's editorialabout this appeared on The New York Times Op-Ed page,December 20, 1997)12:28:30 FORWARD PROMO (:29)12:29:00 I.D. BREAK (:59)12:

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