This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering

Death and the American Civil War

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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During the Civil War 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. The equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. This Republic of Suffering explores the impact of the enormous death toll from every angle: material, political, intellectual, and spiritual. Drew Gilpin Faust delineates the ways death changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation. She describes how survivors mourned and how a deeply religious culture reconciled the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, and nurses, of Northerners and Southerners, slaveholders and freed people, of the most exalted and the most humble are brought together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War's most fundamental and widely shared reality.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781433233470
1433233479
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 56 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Raver, Lorna
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