A House Divided

Lincoln, Civil War, and U.S. Presidents

Joanne Freeman
The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

Airdate: Nov 11, 2018 @ 03:30 PM CST

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The Field of Blood

Joanne Freeman
The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
Airdate: Nov 11, 2018 @ 03:30 PM CST

Daniel Weinberg talks with Joanne Freeman about her book, The Field of Blood.

Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress; the result is a fresh understanding of the workings of American democracy and the bonds of Union on the eve of their greatest peril.

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Hosts Daniel Weinberg and Bjorn Skaptason

Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of the Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms\ designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world. Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.

Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.

He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.

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