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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War - Freeman, Joanne B
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"Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on [a] ... 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 ... These fights didn't happen in a vacuum. Freeman's ... accounts of brawls and thrashings tell a larger story of how fisticuffs and journalism, and the powerful emotions they elicited, raised tensions ...

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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War 2019, Picador USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9781250234582

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The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War 2018, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374154776

Hardcover