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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War - 08 edition

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War - 08 edition

ISBN13: 9780375703836

ISBN10: 0375703837

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust - ISBN 9780375703836
Edition: 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Times Books
Published: 2008
International: No
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust - ISBN 9780375703836

ISBN13: 9780375703836

ISBN10: 0375703837

Edition: 08

Summary

''More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. InThis Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation, describing how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, nurses, northerners and southerners come together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War's most fundamental and widely shared reality. ''

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