When:
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 6:00p -
7:30p

Where:
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
$10

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/calendar/event?event=2604

Joanne B. Freeman of Yale University 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. Pistols were drawn and knives brandished in an attempt to intimidate fellow congressmen into compliance, particularly on the issue of slavery.

Please call 617-646-0578 or register online at www.masshist.org/events. A pre-talk reception will begin at 5:30.

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17/10/2018 18:00:00 17/10/2018 19:30:00 America/New_York The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War Joanne B. Freeman of Yale University 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 wa... Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA 02215 false DD/MM/YYYY