Letters and Politics

Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Guest: Joanne B. Freeman is a professor of history and American studies at Yale University.  She is a leading authority on early national politics and political culture. Author of the award-winning Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic and editor of The Essential Hamilton and Alexander Hamilton: Writings, and her latest, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War.

 

Photo credit: John L. Magee – December 2005 on Wikimedia 

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