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The Resource The field of blood : violence in congress and the road to civil war, Joanne B. Freeman

The field of blood : violence in congress and the road to civil war, Joanne B. Freeman

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The field of blood : violence in congress and the road to civil war
Title
The field of blood
Title remainder
violence in congress and the road to civil war
Statement of responsibility
Joanne B. Freeman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 and waved Bowie knives. One representative even killed another in a duel. Many were beaten and bullied in an attempt to intimidate them into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery. These fights didn’t happen in a vacuum. Freeman’s dramatic accounts of brawls and thrashings tell a larger story of how fisticuffs and journalism, and the powerful emotions they elicited, raised tensions between North and South and led toward war. In the process, she brings the antebellum Congress to life, revealing its rough realities―the feel, sense, and sound of it―as well as its nation-shaping import
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Joanne B.
Dewey number
973.7
Index
index present
LC call number
E338
LC item number
.F735 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • Political violence
  • Political culture
  • United States
Label
The field of blood : violence in congress and the road to civil war, Joanne B. Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Union incarnate for better and worse: the United States Congress -- The mix of men in congress: meeting place of north and south -- The pull and power of violence: the Cilley-Graves duel (1838) -- Rules of order the rule of force: dangerous words and the gag rule debate (1836-44) -- Fighting for the Union: the compromise of 1850 and the Benton-Foote scuffle (1850) -- A tale of two conspiracies: the power of the press and the battle of Kansas (1854-55) -- Republicans meet the slave power: Charles Sumner and beyond (1855-61)
Control code
sky292979230
Dimensions
24cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 450 pages
Isbn
9780374154776
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 09/18
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The field of blood : violence in congress and the road to civil war, Joanne B. Freeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Union incarnate for better and worse: the United States Congress -- The mix of men in congress: meeting place of north and south -- The pull and power of violence: the Cilley-Graves duel (1838) -- Rules of order the rule of force: dangerous words and the gag rule debate (1836-44) -- Fighting for the Union: the compromise of 1850 and the Benton-Foote scuffle (1850) -- A tale of two conspiracies: the power of the press and the battle of Kansas (1854-55) -- Republicans meet the slave power: Charles Sumner and beyond (1855-61)
Control code
sky292979230
Dimensions
24cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 450 pages
Isbn
9780374154776
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018010176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
jtv 09/18
Other physical details
illustrations

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