Culture of the Antebellum Congress Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the culture of Congress in the Antebellum Era. He described how members of Congress in the early… read more

Culture of the Antebellum Congress Professor Thomas Balcerski talked about the culture of Congress in the Antebellum Era. He described how members of Congress in the early 1800s bonded across party lines through tobacco use, social clubs, and living together in boarding houses. However, he said these friendships and alliances disintegrated as the Civil War approached, revealing the sectional divisions in national politics at the time. close

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  • Thomas Balcerski Assistant Professor Eastern Connecticut State University->History Department

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Culture of the Antebellum Congress

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Program ID:
400019-2
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Willimantic, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Feb 20, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 30, 2016 | 4:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 20, 2016 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2016 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 28, 2016 | 12:31pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 29, 2016 | 9:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 30, 2016 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 30, 2016 | 4:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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