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We are happy to announce the winner of the Annual JSCWRT Book of the Year Award
The 2019 Winner is 'The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress & The Road to the Civil War' By Prof. Joanne Freeman

The Jersey Shore Civil War Roundtable is proud to announce that Prof. Joanne Freeman’s Book, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress & The Road to the Civil War has been recognized as the group’s Book of the Year.  Professor Freeman teaches at Yale University and her book is a timely and compelling read.  She traces the political partisanship that crippled the American congress in the decades and years preceding the Civil War.  It often took violent turns.  Duels, fistfights and even caning punctuated the usual name-calling and verbal denunciations that characterized national politics of the day.  The result was political paralysis during a time of crisis.  Her book is virtually a must-read in light of today’s political climate.

The JSCWRT Book of the Year Award is Awarded annually to books published within a two-year calendar span, thus 2018 and 2019 books were reviewed for the 2019 award.