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This Republic of Suffering

Death and the American Civil War

This Republic of Suffering( )
Author: Faust, Drew Gilpin
Publication Date:Jan 2012
Publisher:Blackstone Audio, Incorporated
Book Format:Downloadable audio file
List Price:USD $39.96
Book Description:

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...
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