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Incivility: Violence in Congress on the Path to the Civil War

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If you despair of today’s political environment, and can’t imagine a more unruly and uncivil time, look no further than Joanne Freeman’s latest book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. The Yale historian documents the collapse of civil dialogue amongst members of congress in the years preceding the Civil War, from vitriolic diatribes to the infamous attack on Charles Sumner on the Capitol floor. She is joined in conversation by fellow historian and author, Alexis Coe.


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Incivility: Violence in Congress on the Path to the Civil War
Thursday, October 25
Doors: 6:00 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
General Admission $5 / Free for Members

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