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The field of blood : congressional violence and the road to civil war

Author: Joanne B Freeman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife with conflict in the decades before the Civil War. Legislative sessions were often punctuated by mortal threats, canings, flipped desks, and all-out slugfests. When debate broke down, congressmen drew pistols  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne B Freeman
ISBN: 9780374154776 0374154775
OCLC Number: 1050936243
Description: xvii, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Joanne B. Freeman.

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The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War.  Read more...

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