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This Republic of Suffering Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 08 January 2008
  • ISBN : 9780307268587
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 56 voters

This Republic of Suffering Book Summary/Review:

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.

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This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08
  • ISBN : 9780307268587
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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

This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-05
  • ISBN : 1437971172
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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 toll from every angle: material, political, intellectual, and spiritual. Faust describes how a religious culture struggled to reconcile the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices

Study Guide

Study Guide
  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-09-11
  • ISBN : 1692374001
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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 includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Sacrifice and Ill-preparedness.

Confederate Women and Yankee Men

Confederate Women and Yankee Men
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • ISBN : 9780807838525
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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 this period of acute crisis, when every part of these women's lives became vexed and uncertain. In this UNC Press Short, excerpted from Mother's of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding

The Creation of Confederate Nationalism

The Creation of Confederate Nationalism
  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release Date : 1989-12-01
  • ISBN : 0807116068
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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 that coming to a fuller understanding of southern thought during the Civil War period offers a valuable refraction of the essential assumptions on which the Old South and the Confederacy

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
  • ISBN : OCLC:612508536
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Remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust drawn from research for her book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (published 2008).

Gone to God

Gone to God
  • Author : Keith Kehlbeck
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • ISBN : 193576618X
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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 of the 4th Virginia Cavalry-told primarily in their own words-is in that same tradition. More recently, Drew Gilpin Faust, in her acclaimed book, This Republic of Suffering, charted the impact

The Last and Greatest Battle

The Last and Greatest Battle
  • Author : John Bateson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-02
  • ISBN : 9780199392346
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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 tune out the details. In The Last and Greatest Battle--the first book devoted exclusively to the problem of military suicides--John Bateson brings this neglected crisis into the spotlight. Bateson, the

The Songs that Beckon

The Songs that Beckon
  • Author : Kristin Parsons Southall
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • ISBN : OCLC:1126284637
GET THIS BOOKThe Songs that Beckon

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 posts and give historical context as to which time the soldier is in to anchor the story to reality while also exploring metaphysical themes. Death in the Civil War affected

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
  • ISBN : 9780199375783
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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 or three generations." In fact, five generations have passed, and Americans are still trying to measure the influence of the immense fratricidal conflict that nearly tore the nation apart. In

U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation

U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation
  • Author : Kelly Denton-Borhaug
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-20
  • ISBN : 9781317545217
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The military-industrial complex in the United States has grown exponentially in recent decades, yet the realities of war remain invisible to most Americans. The U.S has created a culture in which sacrificial rhetoric is the norm when dealing in war. This culture has been enabled because popular American Christian understandings of redemption rely so heavily on the sacrificial. 'U.S War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation' explores how the concept of Christian redemption has been manipulated to create a mentality of "

The Republic of Imagination

The Republic of Imagination
  • Author : Azar Nafisi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-10-21
  • ISBN : 9780698170339
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A New York Times bestseller The author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with the next chapter of her life in books—a passionate and deeply moving hymn to America Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her multimillion-copy bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics of English and American literature to her

The Republic of Nature

The Republic of Nature
  • Author : Mark Fiege
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • ISBN : 9780295804149
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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 schoolchildren learn to take them for granted, he makes surprising connections that enable readers to see old stories in a new light. Among the historical moments revisited here, a revolutionary

The Republic for Which It Stands

The Republic for Which It Stands
  • Author : Richard White
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780190619060
GET THIS BOOKThe Republic for Which It Stands

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 modern America. At the end of the Civil War the leaders and citizens of the victorious North envisioned the country's future as a free-labor republic, with a homogenous citizenry, both

For Liberty and the Republic

For Liberty and the Republic
  • Author : Ricardo A. Herrera
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-17
  • ISBN : 9781479819942
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In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were participants in the republican experiment through their service. In For Liberty and the Republic, Ricardo A. Herrera examines the relationship between soldier and citizen from the War of Independence through the first year of the Civil War. The work analyzes an idealized republican ideology as a component of soldiering in both