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Aberration of mind : suicide and suffering in the Civil War-era South

Author: Diane Miller Sommerville
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies the meaning of suicide in the nineteenth-century South and how that meaning changed, if at all, as a result of the Civil War and its aftermath. It looks at the whole South while providing a more thorough examination than previous books of the dynamics of both the racial and gendered dimensions of suicide in the South during the long Civil War Era.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Miller Sommerville
ISBN: 9781469643564 1469643561 9781469643304 1469643308
OCLC Number: 1029087433
Description: xiv, 429 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A burden too heavy to bear: war trauma, suicide, and Confederate soldiers --
A dark doom to dread: women, suicide, and suffering on the Confederate homefront --
De lan' of sweet dreams: suffering and suicide among the enslaved --
Somethin' went hard agin her mind: suffering, suicide, and emancipation --
The accursed ills I cannot bear: Confederate veterans, suicide, and suffering in the defeated South --
The distressed state of the country: Confederate men and the navigation of economic, political, and emotional ruin in the postwar South --
All is dark before me: Confederate women and the postwar landscape of suffering and suicide --
Cumberer of the earth: the secularization of suffering and suicide.
Other Titles: Suicide and suffering in the Civil War-era South
Responsibility: Diane Miller Sommerville.

Abstract:

This book studies the meaning of suicide in the nineteenth-century South and how that meaning changed, if at all, as a result of the Civil War and its aftermath. It looks at the whole South while providing a more thorough examination than previous books of the dynamics of both the racial and gendered dimensions of suicide in the South during the long Civil War Era.

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