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

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (ISBN10: 0375703837; ISBN13: 9780375703836)
ISBN13: 978-0375703836
ISBN10: 0375703837

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, t
he 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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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. '' ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Times Books
Year Published: 2008
International: No



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