Book cover of The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War  by Joanne Freemanby Joanne B. Freeman
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“One of the best history books I’ve read in the last few years.” ―Chris Hayes

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
ONE OF SMITHSONIAN’S BEST HISTORY BOOKS OF THE YEAR

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

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.

Interview with the Author

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Joanne Freeman
10/7/18          60 min


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127. Walking Through The Field of Blood with Joanne B. Freeman
10/10/19          54 min


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Joanne B. Freeman
10/5/18          57 min


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A Conversation with Joanne Freeman: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
8/23/21         27 min


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The purpose of political violence
5/9/19         77 min


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Politics and Violence with Joanne B. Freeman
12/11/18         68 min


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