Butte Silver Bow Public Library

Normal view MARC view ISBD view

This republic of suffering : death and the American Civil War / Drew Gilpin Faust.

By: Faust, Drew Gilpin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008Edition: 1st ed.Description: 346 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780375404047; 037540404X.Subject(s): Death -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Death -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- History -- 19th century | Burial -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Burial -- United States -- Psychological aspects -- History -- 19th century | Amerikaanse burgeroorlog | Soldaten | Dood | Coping | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Psychological aspects | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Influence | Verenigde StatenDDC classification: 973.7/1 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
The work of death -- Dying: "to lay down my life" -- Killing: "the harder courage" -- Burying: "new lessons caring fro the dead" -- Naming: "the significant word UNKNOWN" -- Realizing: civilians and the work of mourning -- Believing and doubting: "what means this carnage?" -- Accounting: "our obligations to the dead" -- Numbering: "how many? how many?" -- Epilogue: Surviving.
Summary: An illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War. During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. This book explores the impact of this enormous death toll from every angle: material, political, intellectual, and spiritual. Historian Faust delineates the ways death changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation and its understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. She describes how survivors mourned and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God, and reconceived its understanding of life after death.--From publisher description.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Four-week, one renewal Four-week, one renewal Butte Public Library
STACKS
Nonfiction 973.7 FAU (Browse shelf) Available 2089100111147
Total holds: 0

Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-322) and index.

The work of death -- Dying: "to lay down my life" -- Killing: "the harder courage" -- Burying: "new lessons caring fro the dead" -- Naming: "the significant word UNKNOWN" -- Realizing: civilians and the work of mourning -- Believing and doubting: "what means this carnage?" -- Accounting: "our obligations to the dead" -- Numbering: "how many? how many?" -- Epilogue: Surviving.

An illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War. During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. This book explores the impact of this enormous death toll from every angle: material, political, intellectual, and spiritual. Historian Faust delineates the ways death changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation and its understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. She describes how survivors mourned and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God, and reconceived its understanding of life after death.--From publisher description.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Other editions of this work

This republic of suffering by Faust, Drew Gilpin. ©2008
This republic of suffering by Faust, Drew Gilpin. ©2008

Celebrating Butte and Connecting our Community

Contact us: info@buttepubliclibrary.info or 406.723.3361

Powered by Koha