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From acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns, "Death and the Civil War" explores an essential but largely overlooked aspect of the most pivotal event in American history. With the coming of the Civil War, and the staggering casualties it ushered in, death entered the experience of the American people as it never had before - permanently altering the character of the republic, and the psyche of the American people. Based on Drew Gilpin Faust's groundbreaking book, "This Republic of Suffering," the film tracks the increasingly lethal arc of the war down through the struggle, in the war's aftermath, to cope with an American landscape littered with the bodies of hundreds of thousands of soldiers.
BOTH SIDES OF THIS CIVIL WAR FOUGHT ON U.S. SOIL WERE WELL PREPARED FOR ALL OUT WAR ...... AND NOT PREPARED AT ALL FOR THE AFTERMATH OF EACH BATTLE ! Read morePublished 1 month ago by NASCARFAN
This documentary drew me in immediately. I found it totally compelling, and wound up watching it more than once. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bookcrazy
Facinating and largely untold story of how both sides handled the unexpected heavy death toll durring the Cival War.Published 4 months ago by J. Fischer
A powerful perspective on how the unprecedented scale of death in the civil war changed society's view of death. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Ron Baker