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

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  • ISBN: 9780307268587 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2008.

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Summary, etc.: 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2008. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 5449 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4318 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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