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ISBN 13: 0307268586
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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.

Download The Creation of Confederate Nationalism PDF

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ISBN 13: 9780807116067
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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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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).

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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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Total Pages : 266 pages
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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 266 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 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 : 269 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 269 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.

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ISBN 13: 1506474144
Total Pages : 290 pages
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Read and Download John Fanestil book One Life to Give in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOne Life to Give. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 290 pages. Book excerpt: One Life to Give explores martyrdom from its classical and Christian origins to the onset of the Revolutionary War. Fanestil shows how martyrdom animated many personal commitments to American independence, and thereby to the war. Understanding the role of martyrdom helps the reader grasp the origins of the American Revolution.

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ISBN 13: 1786837560
Total Pages : 256 pages
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Read and Download Jimmy Packham book Gothic Utterance in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGothic Utterance. This book was released on 2021-06-15 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: The Gothic has always been interested in strange utterances and unsettling voices – from half-heard ghostly murmurings and the admonitions of the dead, to the terrible cries of the monstrous nonhuman. Gothic Utterance is the first book-length study of the role played by such voices in the Gothic tradition, exploring their prominence and importance in the American literature produced between the Revolutionary War and the close of the nineteenth century. The book argues that the American Gothic foregrounds the overpowering affect and distressing significations of the voices of the dead, dying, abjected, marginalised or nonhuman, in order to undertake a sustained interrogation of what it means to be and speak as an American in this period. The American Gothic imagines new forms of relation between speaking subjects, positing more inclusive and expansive kinds of community, while also emphasising the ethical demands attending our encounters with Gothic voices. The Gothic suggests that how we choose to hear and respond to these voices says much about our relationship with the world around us, its inhabitants – dead or otherwise – and the limits of our own subjectivity and empathy.

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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.

Download The Civil War in Art and Memory PDF

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ISBN 13: 0300214685
Total Pages : 281 pages
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Read and Download Kirk Savage book The Civil War in Art and Memory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Civil War in Art and Memory. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 281 pages. Book excerpt: "Proceedings of the symposium "The Civil War in Art and Memory," organized by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, and sponsored by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. The symposium was held November 8-9, 2013, in Washington."

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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.

Download The Poetry of the American Civil War PDF

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Read and Download Lee Steinmetz book The Poetry of the American Civil War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Poetry of the American Civil War. This book was released on 2012-12-30 with total page pages. Book excerpt: Deeply affecting and diverse in perspective, The Poetry of the American Civil War is the first comprehensive volume to focus entirely on poetry written and published during the Civil War. Of the nearly one thousand books of poetry published in the 1860s, some two hundred addressed the war in some way, and these collectively present a textured portrait of life during the conflict. The poets represented here hail from the North and the South, and at times mirror each other uncannily. Among them are housewives, doctors, preachers, bankers, journalists, and teachers. Their verse reflects the day-to-day reality of war, death, and destruction, and it contemplates questions of faith, slavery, society, patriotism, and politics. This is an essential volume for poetry lovers, historians, and Civil War enthusiasts alike.

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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.

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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"--