The Field of Blood
Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War by Joanne B. Freeman
- Published: Aug 16, 2020
This program is read by the author. 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... read more
The Field of Blood - PDF free download eBook
Looking for file the-field-blood.pdf to download for free? Use our search system and download the ebook for computer, smartphone or online reading. Also, you can buy a paper edition of The Field of Blood for only $26.99. Links to the on-line stores you'll find on this page.
Details of The Field of Blood
- Exact title of the book
- The Field of Blood
- Book author
- Joanne B. Freeman
- Macmillan Audio
- Sep 11, 2018
- PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
- File size (in PDF)
- about 1200 kB
Some brief overview of book
This program is read by the author. 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.
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 didnt happen in a vacuum. Freemans 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 realitiesthe feel, sense, and sound of itas well as its nation-shaping import. Funny, tragic, and rivetingly told, The Field of Blood offers a front-row view of congressional mayhem and sheds new light on the careers of John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and other luminaries, as well as introducing a host of lesser-known but no less fascinating men. The result is a fresh understanding of the workings of American democracy and the bonds of Union on the eve of their greatest peril.
Download The Field Blood as e-book
Press the button start search and wait a little while. Using file-sharing servers API, our site will find the e-book file in various formats (such as PDF, EPUB and other). Please do not reload the page during the search. A typical file search time is about 15-20 seconds.
The Field of Blood
Free service that helps find an e-book in automatic mode on private file-sharing servers.