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This republic of suffering :death and the American Civil War /Drew Gilpin Faust.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Faust, Drew Gilpin.
Publication
New York : Alfred A. Knopf
Contents
Preface: The work of death -- Dying: "to lay down my life" -- Killing: "the harder courage" -- Burying: "new lessons caring for the dead" -- Naming: "the significant word UNKNOWN" -- Realizing: civilians and the work of mourning -- Believing and doubting: "what means this carnage?" -- Accounting: "our obligations to the dead" -- Numbering: "how many? how many?" -- Epilogue: Surviving.
Date
2008.
Edition
1st ed.
Description
346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
An illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War. During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. This book explores the impact of this enormous death toll from every angle: material, political, intellectual, and spiritual. Historian Faust delineates the ways death changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation and its understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. She describes how survivors mourned and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God, and reconceived its understanding of life after death.--From publisher description.
Notes
Gift of Catherine Coolidge Lastavica
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-322) and index.
ISBN
037540404X
9780375404047
GUSN
319227
Call Number
CPT CPT-01-110.210
Descriptive terms
Amerikaanse burgeroorlog.
Burial Psychological aspects History 19th century.
Burial Social aspects History 19th century.
Coping.
Death Psychological aspects History 19th century.
Death Social aspects History 19th century.
Dood.
History Influence. Civil War, 1861-1865
History Psychological aspects. Civil War, 1861-1865
History Social aspects. Civil War, 1861-1865
Soldaten.
Places
United States
Verenigde Staten.

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