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Book review: the field of blood: violence in Congress and the road to the civil war by Joanne Freeman

Margulies, Ben (2019) Book review: the field of blood: violence in Congress and the road to the civil war by Joanne Freeman. LSE Review of Books (01 Dec 2019). Blog Entry.

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In The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to the Civil War, Joanne Freeman examines the increase of violence in the US Congress experienced from the 1830s to 1861 in the build-up to the US Civil War, a period that witnessed the rise of the mass political party and growing opposition to slavery and the power of the Southern planters in national affairs. This is a well-researched, pacey and enlightening account of how the American polity developed and fragmented within the close quarters of its central institution, writes Ben Margulies. The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to the Civil War. Joanne Freeman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2018.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 10:06
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2020 23:29
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103613

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