WIN American Experience: Death and the Civil War
Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a republic of suffering and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War.
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.
The work of contending with death on an unprecedented scale propelled extraordinary changes in the inner and outer life of Americans - posing challenges for which there were no ready answers when the war began - challenges that called forth remarkable and eventually heroic efforts as Americans worked to improvise new solutions, new institutions, new ways of coping with death on an unimaginable scale.
Based on Drew Gilpin Faustís groundbreaking book, This Republic of Suffering - the film tracks the increasingly lethal arc of the war, from all but bloodless opening, through the chaos of Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg - down through the struggle, in the warís aftermath, to cope with an American landscape littered with the bodies of hundreds of thousands of soldiers, many unburied, most unidentified.
If you would like to win a copy of this eye-opening new DVD, just answer this easy question about author Drew Gilpin Faust: In 2001 Faust became founding dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, the successor to Radcliffe College, which had been what-named Universityís womenís college?
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