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

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This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War
Title
This republic of suffering
Title remainder
death and the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Drew Gilpin Faust
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Faust, Drew Gilpin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Death
  • Death
  • Burial
  • Burial
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-322) and index
Contents
The work of death -- Dying: "to lay down my life" -- Killing: "the harder courage" -- Burying: "new lessons caring fro 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
346 p.
Isbn
9780375404047
Lccn
2007014658
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123232283
  • (OCoLC)123232283
Label
This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-322) and index
Contents
The work of death -- Dying: "to lay down my life" -- Killing: "the harder courage" -- Burying: "new lessons caring fro 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
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
346 p.
Isbn
9780375404047
Lccn
2007014658
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123232283
  • (OCoLC)123232283

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