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The Resource This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust

This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust

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This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War
Title
This republic of suffering
Title remainder
death and the American Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Drew Gilpin Faust
Title variation
  • Republic of suffering
  • Death and the American Civil War
  • Death and the Civil War
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Assesses the impact of the enormous carnage of the Civil War on every aspect of American life from a material, political, intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual perspective
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2009.
  • American History Book Prize, 2008.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2008
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.F385 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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adult
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death and the American Civil War
Label
This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The work of death -- Dying: "to lay down my life" -- Killing: "the harder courage" -- Burying: "new lessons caring fro 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
Control code
20987695
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780375404047
Lccn
2007014658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375404047
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123232283
  • (OCoLC)123232283
Label
This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The work of death -- Dying: "to lay down my life" -- Killing: "the harder courage" -- Burying: "new lessons caring fro 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
Control code
20987695
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780375404047
Lccn
2007014658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375404047
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123232283
  • (OCoLC)123232283

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