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This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War

Autore: Drew Gilpin Faust
Editore: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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.  Per saperne di più…
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Faust, Drew Gilpin.
This republic of suffering.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)608176559
Online version:
Faust, Drew Gilpin.
This republic of suffering.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)609217726
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Drew Gilpin Faust
ISBN: 9780375404047 037540404X
Numero OCLC: 123232283
Descrizione: xviii, 346 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Drew Gilpin Faust.
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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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