This republic of suffering: death and the American Civil War

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More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This 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.

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subject_facet Burial -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Burial -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- History -- 19th century, Death -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Death -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- History -- 19th century, HISTORY / Military / United States, HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), Large type books, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Psychological aspects, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
title_display This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War
title_full This Republic of Suffering Death and the American Civil War, This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War / Drew Gilpin Faust, This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War [electronic resource] / Drew Gilpin Faust, This republic of suffering [text (large print)] : death and the American Civil War / Drew Gilpin Faust
title_short This republic of suffering :
title_sub death and the American Civil War
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