Tuesday, October 28, 2008

death in the civil war

Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust

Interview from NPR's Fresh Air

"Men and women approach death in ways shaped by history, by culture, by conditions that vary over time and across space.

In the middle of the nineteenth century, the United States embarked on a new relationship with death, entering into a civil war that proved bloodier than any other conflict in American history."