This Republic of Suffering

Written By Drew Gilpin Faust
This Republic of Suffering
  • Publsiher : Vintage
  • Release : 08 January 2008
  • ISBN : 0307268586
  • Pages : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 54 reviews
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Read or download book entitled This Republic of Suffering written by Drew Gilpin Faust which was release on 08 January 2008, this book published by Vintage. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : 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 ...

This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-05
  • Total pages : 346
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : An illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the carnage of the Civil War. During the war, 620,000 soldiers lost their lives; an equivalent proportion of today¿s population would be six million. Explores the impact of this enormous death ...

Study Guide

Study Guide
  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-11
  • Total pages : 58
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 56-page guide for "This Republic of Suffering" by Drew Gilpin Faust includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 8 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content ...

The Creation of Confederate Nationalism

The Creation of Confederate Nationalism
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 1989-12-01
  • Total pages : 110
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : For decades, historians have debated the meaning and significance of Confederate nationalism and the role it played in the outcome of the Civil War. Yet they have paid little attention to the actual development and content of this Confederate ideology. In The Creation of Confederate Nationalism, Drew Gilpin Faust argues ...

Keynote Address to the Seventy third Meeting of the University South Caroliniana Society

Keynote Address to the Seventy third Meeting of the University South Caroliniana Society
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Total pages : 6
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : Remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust drawn from research for her book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (published 2008)....

Confederate Women and Yankee Men

Confederate Women and Yankee Men
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Total pages : 40
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : When Confederate men marched off to battle, southern women struggled with the new responsibilities of directing farms and plantations, providing for families, and supervising increasingly restive slaves. Drew Gilpin Faust offers a compelling picture of the more than half-million women who belonged to the slaveholding families of the Confederacy during ...

Gone to God

Gone to God
  • Author : Keith Kehlbeck
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : Ever since iconic historian Bell I. Wiley broke Civil War literary ground with his The Life of Johnny Reb (published in 1943), the voices of individual soldiers-and by extension, their families and contemporaries-have played an important role in telling the story about America's transformative conflict. The story of the Towles brothers ...

Marching Home Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War

Marching Home  Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War
  • Author : Brian Matthew Jordan
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-01-26
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History Winner of the Gov. John Andrew Award (Union Club of Boston) An acclaimed, groundbreaking, and “powerful exploration” (Washington Post) of the fate of Union veterans, who won the war but couldn’t bear the peace. For well over a century, traditional Civil War ...

The Songs that Beckon

The Songs that Beckon
  • Author : Kristin Parsons Southall
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 25
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : The Song That Beckons is a historical fiction short story told from the first-person perspective of a Civil War soldier. The story explores the concept of spirit and self, and what that means in the universal terms of life and death. The clues and events that unfold act as guide ...

The Last and Greatest Battle

The Last and Greatest Battle
  • Author : John Bateson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-02
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : Nearly every day an active-duty soldier in the United States military resorts to suicide, and nearly every hour a veteran does the same. In recent years the problem of military suicides has reached epidemic proportions, but it's all too easy for most of us to gloss over the headlines or ...

The War That Forged a Nation

The War That Forged a Nation
  • Author : James M. McPherson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-12
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two ...

The Biafran War and Postcolonial Humanitarianism

The Biafran War and Postcolonial Humanitarianism
  • Author : Lasse Heerten
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-28
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : In the summer of 1968, audiences around the globe were shocked when newspapers and television stations confronted them with photographs of starving children in the secessionist Republic of Biafra. This global concern fundamentally changed how the Nigerian Civil War was perceived: an African civil war that had been fought for one ...

The Republic of Nature

The Republic of Nature
  • Author : Mark Fiege
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Total pages : 520
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : In the dramatic narratives that comprise The Republic of Nature, Mark Fiege reframes the canonical account of American history based on the simple but radical premise that nothing in the nation's past can be considered apart from the natural circumstances in which it occurred. Revisiting historical icons so familiar that ...

The Republic for Which It Stands

The Republic for Which It Stands
  • Author : Richard White
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-04
  • Total pages : 912
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age as the seedbed of ...

Ransoming Mathew Brady

Ransoming Mathew Brady
  • Author : John Phillips,Alan Trachtenberg
  • Publisher : Hudson Hills Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 244
  • ISBN : 0307268586
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Summary : In a series of oils, watercolours, and prose full of wit and wisdom and rich with historical allusion, John Ransom Phillips portrays the complexity of nineteenth-century photographer, Mathew Brady. The photographs Brady made have long served to illustrate an era in American history, most notably his portraits of Abraham Lincoln ...