This Republic of Suffering Book PDF

This Republic of Suffering

  • Author : Drew Gilpin Faust
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2008-01-08
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0307268586

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This Republic of Suffering Book Description :

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.

Hymns of the Republic Book PDF

Hymns of the Republic

  • Author : S. C. Gwynne
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9781501116230

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From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes “a masterwork of history” (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War. The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of the most compelling narratives and one of history’s great turning points. Now, Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln. “A must-read for Civil War enthusiasts” (Publishers Weekly), Hymns of the Republic offers many surprising angles and insights. Robert E. Lee, known as a great general and Southern hero, is presented here as a man dealing with frustration, failure, and loss. Ulysses S. Grant is known for his prowess as a field commander, but in the final year of the war he largely fails at that. His most amazing accomplishments actually began the moment he stopped fighting. William Tecumseh Sherman, Gwynne argues, was a lousy general, but probably the single most brilliant man in the war. We also meet a different Clara Barton, one of the greatest and most compelling characters, who redefined the idea of medical care in wartime. And proper attention is paid to the role played by large numbers of black union soldiers—most of them former slaves. Popular history at its best, Hymns of the Republic reveals the creation that arose from destruction in this “engrossing…riveting” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) read.

Battle Lines Book PDF

Battle Lines

  • Author : Eliza Richards
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780812250695

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During the U.S. Civil War, a combination of innovative technologies and catastrophic events stimulated the development of news media into a central cultural force. Reacting to the dramatic increases in news reportage and circulation, poets responded to an urgent need to make their work immediately relevant to current events. As poetry's compressed forms traveled more quickly and easily than stories, novels, or essays through ephemeral print media, it moved alongside and engaged with news reports, often taking on the task of imagining the mental states of readers on receiving accounts from the war front. Newspaper and magazine poetry had long editorialized on political happenings—Indian wars, slavery and abolition, prison reform, women's rights—but the unprecedented scope of what has been called the first modern war, and the centrality of the issues involved for national futures, generated a powerful sense of single-mindedness among readers and writers that altered the terms of poetic expression. In Battle Lines, Eliza Richards charts the transformation of Civil War poetry, arguing that it was fueled by a symbiotic relationship between the development of mass media networks and modern warfare. Focusing primarily on the North, Richards explores how poets working in this new environment mediated events via received literary traditions. Collectively and with a remarkable consistency, poems pulled out key features of events and drew on common tropes and practices to mythologize, commemorate, and ponder the consequences of distant battles. The lines of communication reached outward through newspapers and magazines to writers such as Dickinson, Whitman, and Melville, who drew their inspiration from their peers' poetic practices and reconfigured them in ways that bear the traces of their engagements.

The Republic of Plato Book PDF

The Republic of Plato

  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1887
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924026679690

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The Fall of the Republic of Florence Book PDF

The Fall of the Republic of Florence

  • Author : John Richard Magrath
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1860
  • Genre : Florence (Italy)
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN : UOM:39015034022304

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The Republic of Letters Book PDF

The Republic of Letters

  • Author : Mrs. A. H. Nicholas
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1835
  • Genre : Literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : PSU:000055649605

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The Republic of Plato Book PDF

The Republic of Plato

  • Author : Plato
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1908
  • Genre : Political science
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044085149680

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The  social Status  of the Republic Book PDF

The social Status of the Republic

  • Author : William Perkins Black
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1881
  • Genre : United States
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN : CHI:37434203

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Literature of the republic  pt  2  1821 1834 Book PDF

Literature of the republic pt 2 1821 1834

  • Author : Edmund Clarence Stedman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Genre : American literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433082299276

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Romanism and the Republic Book PDF

Romanism and the Republic

  • Author : Isaac J. Lansing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 447
  • ISBN : UOM:39015064367330

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