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Joanne Freeman
The Field of Blood

Daniel Weinberg interviews author Joanne Freeman about her latest title The Field of Blood.  detailing the history of physical violence in Congress leading up to the Civil War.

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November 10 @ 3:30 pm

The Field of Blood

The Field of Blood
by Joanne B. Freeman
Air Date/Time November 10, 3:30 pm (Central)
1st ed., 480 pages, hardcover, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. 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....[+] READ MORE

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  1. mark

    was the canning of sumner the high end of the amount of violence or the norm?

    Location (City/State) : antioch il