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Joanne Freeman on the Road to Civil War

Joanne B. Freeman teaches history at Yale University. She is also a prominent Twitterstorian and podcaster, and a mentor to historians such as Michael Hattem. Her latest book looks at the history of violence in Congress and its role as a catalyst for the Civil War.

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Think Congress is bad now? New book charts their fist fights, duels — even biting — in pre-Civil War years

SALT LAKE CITY — Every so often, a talented writer will discover a story lost to history with tremendous application for today. Such is the case with Yale University historian Joanne Freeman and her latest book.