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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book This Republic of Suffering in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThis Republic of Suffering. This book was released on 2008-01-08 with total page 368 pages. 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.

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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book This Republic of Suffering in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThis Republic of Suffering. This book was released on 2010-05 with total page 346 pages. Book excerpt: 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 of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, and nurses, from the north and south, slaveholders and freedpeople are brought together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War¿s most widely shared reality. Illus.

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ISBN 13: 0807838527
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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book Confederate Women and Yankee Men in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TConfederate Women and Yankee Men. This book was released on 2012-03-15 with total page 40 pages. Book excerpt: 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 South in the American Civil War, Drew Gilpin Faust explores the legendary hostility of Confederate women toward Yankee soldiers. From daily acts of belligerence to murder and espionage, these women struggled not only with the Yankee enemy in their midst but with the genteel ideal of white womanhood that was at odds with their wartime acts of resistance. UNC Press Civil War Shorts excerpt compelling, shorter narratives from selected best-selling books published by the University of North Carolina Press and present them as engaging, quick reads. Produced exclusively in ebook format, these shorts present essential concepts, defining moments, and concise introductions to topics. They are intended to stir the imagination and encourage further exploration of the original publications from which these works are drawn.

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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book Keynote Address to the Seventy-third Meeting of the University South Caroliniana Society in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKeynote Address to the Seventy-third Meeting of the University South Caroliniana Society. This book was released on 2009 with total page 6 pages. Book excerpt: Remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust drawn from research for her book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (published 2008).

Download The Creation of Confederate Nationalism PDF

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Read and Download Drew Gilpin Faust book The Creation of Confederate Nationalism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Creation of Confederate Nationalism. This book was released on 1989-12-01 with total page 110 pages. Book excerpt: 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 were built. She shows the benefits of exploring Confederate nationalism “as the South’s commentary upon itself, as its effort to represent southern culture to the world at large, to history, and perhaps most revealingly, to its own people.”

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Read and Download Kristin Parsons Southall book The Songs that Beckon in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Songs that Beckon. This book was released on 2019 with total page 25 pages. Book excerpt: 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 whole nation and had a ripple affect of grief, thousands of people mourned together to cope with the significant loss. The soldier also must come to terms with his own loss and learn how to grieve and move on. The Song That Beckons was inspired by This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust and Ghosts of Future Past Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of the Nineteenth-Century America by Molly McGarry, these two texts provided insight into the impact of death and the Civil War and how spiritualism took hold in response.

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Read and Download John Phillips book Ransoming Mathew Brady in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRansoming Mathew Brady. This book was released on 2010 with total page 244 pages. Book excerpt: 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 and the images from the Civil War battlefields he captured. Pairing these photographs with his own work, Phillips explores the career of this artist who wanted to make history: An ambitious half-blind man with blue-tinted glasses, straw hat and duster who had the genius to look beyond his thriving New York portrait studio to the battles of the Civil War and was one of the first photographers to shoot in the open air. Paradoxically, Brady sent assistants to photograph his most famous scenes, the battlefields at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Antietam, instructing them to re-arrange the dead to create images that would enhance public notions about death and dying. AUTHOR: John Ransom Phillips is an artist and author whose work has been exhibited internationally at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., and the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art in Chicago; Museo de Arte Moderne in Buenos Aires; the Fundacao de Arte e Cultural de Ubatuba in Sao Paolo, and Zamalek Gallery, Cairo. He holds a PhD from the University of Chicago and has been a faculty member of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chicago. Alan Trachtenberg is The Neil Gray, Jr. Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Yale University, and the author of 'Reading American Photographs: Images as History, Mathew Brady to Walker Evans'(1989). 266 colour & 17 b/w illustrations

Download Gone to God PDF

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ISBN 13: 9781935766186
Total Pages : 300 pages
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Read and Download Keith Kehlbeck book Gone to God in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGone to God. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: 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 death and dying had on our nation during and after the war. This book is a microcosm of that study, examining how one family dealt with loss and remembrance. Built on unpublished, original source materials, Gone to God: A Civil War Family's Ultimate Sacrifice tells in intimate detail of loss on a personal level, something with which we all can empathize. Because of this, the story of the Towles brothers resonates today, 150 years after their deaths.

Download The War That Forged a Nation PDF

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ISBN 13: 019937578X
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download James M. McPherson book The War That Forged a Nation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe War That Forged a Nation. This book was released on 2015-02-12 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: 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 The War that Forged a Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War remains so deeply embedded in our national psyche and identity. The drama and tragedy of the war, from its scope and size--an estimated death toll of 750,000, far more than the rest of the country's wars combined--to the nearly mythical individuals involved--Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson--help explain why the Civil War remains a topic of interest. But the legacy of the war extends far beyond historical interest or scholarly attention. Here, McPherson draws upon his work over the past fifty years to illuminate the war's continuing resonance across many dimensions of American life. Touching upon themes that include the war's causes and consequences; the naval war; slavery and its abolition; and Lincoln as commander in chief, McPherson ultimately proves the impossibility of understanding the issues of our own time unless we first understand their roots in the era of the Civil War. From racial inequality and conflict between the North and South to questions of state sovereignty or the role of government in social change--these issues, McPherson shows, are as salient and controversial today as they were in the 1860s. Thoughtful, provocative, and authoritative, The War that Forged a Nation looks anew at the reasons America's civil war has remained a subject of intense interest for the past century and a half, and affirms the enduring relevance of the conflict for America today.

Download U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation PDF

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ISBN 13: 1317545214
Total Pages : 290 pages
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Read and Download Kelly Denton-Borhaug book U.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TU.S. War-Culture, Sacrifice and Salvation. This book was released on 2014-10-20 with total page 290 pages. Book excerpt: 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 "necessary sacrifice". The study reveals the links between Christian notions of salvation and sacrifice and the aims of the military-industrial complex.

Download Death and the American South PDF

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ISBN 13: 1107084202
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download Craig Thompson Friend book Death and the American South in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDeath and the American South. This book was released on 2015 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: Death and the American South is an edited collection of twelve never-before-published essays, featuring leading senior scholars as well as influential up-and-coming historians. The contributors use a variety of methodological approaches for their research and explore different parts of the South and varying themes in history.

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ISBN 13: 1781384266
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download David Seed book Life and Limb in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLife and Limb. This book was released on 2015-06-19 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: The contemporary perspectives – fiction, first-hand accounts, reportage and photographs - found in the pages of this collection give a unique insight into the experiences and suffering of those affected by the American Civil War. The essays and recollections detail some of the earliest attempts by medical professionals to understand and help the wounded, and look at how writers and poets were influenced by their own involvement as nurses, combatants and observers. So alongside the medical observations of figures such as Silas Weir Mitchell and William Keen, you’ll find memoirs of writers including Louisa May Alcott, Ambrose Bierce and Walt Whitman. By presenting the wide range of frequently traumatic experiences by writers, medical staff, and of course the often ignored common foot soldiers on both sides, this volume will complement the older emphasis on military history and will appeal to readers of the evolution of medicine, of the literature the time, of social anthropology, and of the whole complex issue of how the war was represented and debated from many different perspectives. While a century and a half of developments in medicine, social care and science mean that the level of support and technology available to amputees is now incomparable to that in the mid-nineteenth century, the insights into the lives and thoughts of those devastated by psychological traumas, complex emotions and difficulties in adjusting to life after limb loss remain just as relevant today. Phenomena explored in the book, such as ‘Phantom Limb Syndrome’, continue to be the subject of medical and academic research in the twenty-first century.

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ISBN 13: 0295741945
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Read and Download Melanie A. Kiechle book Smell Detectives in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSmell Detectives. This book was released on 2017-08-22 with total page 352 pages. Book excerpt: What did nineteenth-century cities smell like? And how did odors matter in the formation of a modern environmental consciousness? Smell Detectives follows the nineteenth-century Americans who used their noses to make sense of the sanitary challenges caused by rapid urban and industrial growth. Melanie Kiechle examines nuisance complaints, medical writings, domestic advice, and myriad discussions of what constituted fresh air, and argues that nineteenth-century city dwellers, anxious about the air they breathed, attempted to create healthier cities by detecting and then mitigating the most menacing odors. Medical theories in the nineteenth century assumed that foul odors caused disease and that overcrowded cities—filled with new and stronger stinks—were synonymous with disease and danger. But the sources of offending odors proved difficult to pinpoint. The creation of city health boards introduced new conflicts between complaining citizens and the officials in charge of the air. Smell Detectives looks at the relationship between the construction of scientific expertise, on the one hand, and “common sense”—the olfactory experiences of common people—on the other. Although the rise of germ theory revolutionized medical knowledge and ultimately undid this form of sensory knowing, Smell Detectives recovers how city residents used their sense of smell and their health concerns about foul odors to understand, adjust to, and fight against urban environmental changes.

Download A Short History of the American Civil War PDF

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ISBN 13: 178672667X
Total Pages : 304 pages
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Read and Download Paul Christopher Anderson book A Short History of the American Civil War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Short History of the American Civil War. This book was released on 2019-12-26 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: The American Civil War (1861-65) remains a searing event in the collective consciousness of the United States. It was one of the bloodiest conflicts in modern history, claiming the lives of at least 600,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians and slaves. The Civil War was also one of the world's first truly industrial conflicts, involving railroads, the telegraph, steamships and mass-manufactured weaponry. The eventual victory of the Union over the Confederacy rang the death-knell for American slavery, and set the USA on the path to becoming a truly world power. Paul Christopher Anderson shows how and why the conflict remains the nation's defining moment, arguing that it was above all a struggle for power and political supremacy but was also a struggle for the idea of America. Melding social, cultural and military history, the author explores iconic battles like Shiloh, Chickamauga, Antietam and Gettysburg, as well as the bitterly contesting forces underlying them and the myth-making that came to define them in aftermath. He shows that while both sides began the war in order to preserve - the integrity of the American state in the case of the Union, the integrity of a culture, a value system, and as slave society in the case of the Confederacy - it allowed the American South to define a regional identity that has survived into modern times.

Download A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood PDF

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ISBN 13: 0190902795
Total Pages : 392 pages
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Read and Download James P. Byrd book A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood. This book was released on 2021-01-14 with total page 392 pages. Book excerpt: "In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln said both North and South 'read the same Bible and pray to the same God, and each invokes His aid against the other.' Lincoln quoted several biblical texts in this address--which, according to Frederick Douglass, 'sounded more like a sermon than a state paper.' The Bible, as Lincoln's famous speech illustrated, saturated the Civil War. In this book, James Byrd offers the most thorough analysis yet of how Americans enlisted scripture to fight the Civil War. As Byrd reveals in this insightful narrative, no book was more important to the Civil War than the Bible. From Massachusetts to Mississippi and beyond, the Bible was the nation's most read and most respected book. It brought to mind sacred history and sacrifice. It presented a drama of salvation and damnation, of providence and judgement. It was also a book of war. Americans cited the Bible in addressing many wartime issues, including slavery, secession, patriotism, federal versus state authority, white supremacy, and violence. In scripture, both Union and Confederate soldiers found inspiration for dying and killing like never before in the nation's history. With approximately 750,000 fatalities, the Civil War was the deadliest of the nation's wars. Americans fought the Civil War with Bibles in hand, with both sides calling the war just and sacred. This is a book about how Americans enlisted the Bible in the nation's most bloody, and arguably most biblically-saturated war"--

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ISBN 13: 0802871526
Total Pages : 297 pages
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Read and Download Heath W. Carter book Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTurning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism. This book was released on 2017 with total page 297 pages. Book excerpt: Lucid, authoritative overview of a major movement in American history The history of American evangelicalism is perhaps best understood by examining its turning points--those moments when it took on a new scope, challenge, or influence. The Great Awakening, the rise of fundamentalism and Pentecostalism, the emergence of Billy Graham--all these developments and many more have given shape to one of the most dynamic movements in American religious history. Taken together, these turning points serve as a clear and helpful roadmap for understanding how evangelicalism has become what it is today. Each chapter in this book has been written by one of the world's top experts in American religious history, and together they form a single narrative of evangelicalism's remarkable development. Here is an engaging, balanced, coherent history of American evangelicalism from its origins as a small movement to its status as a central player in the American religious story. Contributors & Topics Harry S. Stout on the Great Awakening Catherine A. Brekus on the evangelical encounter with the Enlightenment Jon Butler on disestablishment Richard Carwardine on antebellum reform Marguerite Van Die on the rise of the domestic ideal Luke E. Harlow on the Civil War and conservative American evangelicalism George M. Marsden on the rise of fundamentalism Edith Blumhofer on urban Pentecostalism Dennis C. Dickerson on the Great Migration Mark Hutchinson on the global turn in American evangelicalism Grant Wacker on Billy Graham's 1949 Los Angeles revival Darren Dochuk on American evangelicalism's Latin turn

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ISBN 13: 1475832060
Total Pages : 154 pages
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Read and Download Cynthia Williams Resor book Discovering Quacks, Utopias, and Cemeteries in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDiscovering Quacks, Utopias, and Cemeteries. This book was released on 2019-06-21 with total page 154 pages. Book excerpt: Discovering Quacks, Utopias, and Cemeteries: Modern Lessons from Historical Themes​explores two enduring issues – our age-old pursuit of better lives and how the media impacts our choices. In this unique approach to social history, each chapter opens with essential questions asking the reader to consider these issues in historical and modern life.