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This republic of suffering [electronic resource] : Death and the American Civil War. Drew Gilpin Faust.

Faust, Drew Gilpin. (Author). Raver, Lorna. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781483051444 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (12 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2008.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Lorna Raver.
Summary, etc.: During the Civil War, 620,000 soldiers lost their lives—equivalent to six million in today's population. This Republic of Suffering explores the impact of the enormous death toll from material, political, intellectual, and spiritual angles. Drew Gilpin Faust delineates the ways death changed not only individual lives, but the life of the nation, and describes how a deeply religious culture reconciled the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the viewpoints of soldiers, families, statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, and nurses, Northerners and Southerners, slaveholders and freed people, the most exalted, and the most humble are brought together to give a vivid understanding of the Civil War's widely shared reality.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 307685 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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