Lit and Life recently read and reviewed This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge. Here’s an excerpt:
Yet, when I heard about this book on NPR, it made me stop and think about that number more closely. Just how did both the North and the South deal with numbers of dead that large? And how did this war change the war American felt about death and the way the country dealt with their military dead?
Read the full review.
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