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003    OCoLC 
005    20121228032159.0 
008    080524s2009    nyuac    b    001 0 eng d 
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035    (OCoLC)229027359 
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050  4 E468.9|b.F385 2009 
100 1  Faust, Drew Gilpin. 
245 10 This republic of suffering :|bdeath and the American Civil
       War /|cDrew Gilpin Faust. 
250    1st Vintage Civil War library ed. 
260    New York :|bVintage Books,|c2009. 
300    xviii, 346 p. :|bill., ports. ;|c21 cm. 
490 1  Vintage Civil War library 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  The work of death -- Dying: to lay down my life -- Killing
       : the harder courage -- Burying: new lessons caring for 
       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. 
520    A 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, 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 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. 
586    National Book Award finalist. 
590    Donated by Phil Marklin 
650  0 Death|xSocial aspects|zUnited States|xHistory|y19th 
650  0 Death|zUnited States|xPsychological aspects|xHistory|y19th
650  0 Burial|xSocial aspects|zUnited States|xHistory|y19th 
650  0 Burial|zUnited States|xPsychological aspects|xHistory
       |y19th century. 
651  0 United States|xHistory|yCivil War, 1861-1865|xSocial 
651  0 United States|xHistory|yCivil War, 1861-1865
       |xPsychological aspects. 
651  0 United States|xHistory|yCivil War, 1861-1865|xInfluence. 
830  0 Vintage Civil War library. 
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