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We shall be no more : suicide and self-government in the newly United States

Author: Richard Bell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Though suicide is an individual act, Richard Bell reveals its broad social implications in early America. From Revolution to Reconstruction, everyone-parents, newspapermen, ministers and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bell
ISBN: 9780674063723 0674063724
OCLC Number: 727047848
Awards: Nominated for OAH Frederick Jackson Turner Award 2013
Nominated for Lawrence W. Levine Award 2013
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2013
Nominated for Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award 2013
Nominated for SHEAR Book Prizes 2012
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2013
Nominated for Morris D. Forkosch Prize 2013
Nominated for William Nelson Cromwell Book Prize 2013
Description: 332 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Suicide and the state of the union --
The sorrows of young readers --
Saving sinking strangers --
Wounds in the belly of the state --
The threshold of heaven --
The problem of slave resistance.
Responsibility: Richard Bell.


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Richard Bell takes us among the inner demons early Americans encountered, and offers as reliable a picture of this fractured reality as we are likely to get. His book is engagingly written, as Read more...

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