Posted on 10/06/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Bemoaning the current divisiveness of politics has become almost as cliche as talking about the weather.
But take it from a historian — our era didn’t invent partisanship. Joanne Freeman’s new book underscores that point.
The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War examines the fighting — both verbal and physical — that took place in the decades leading up to the Civil War.
Listen to Freeman speak about it below, or read the interview transcript on NPR’s website.
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