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Events for May 13, 2019
RSVP here: The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War After more than fifteen years of research, historian Joanne Freeman - a leading authority on early American political culture - has uncovered roughly seventy physically violent incidents in the antebellum Congress, most of them long forgotten. Fistfights, guns and knives, out-and-out brawls: essentially censored out of the period's … Continue reading The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil WarFind out more »