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  • Coping with Death in the Civil War
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    Coping with Death in the Civil War

    Panelists talked about the effects of over 700,000 Civil War deaths on the United States population in the mid-19th century. The United States lost about 2% of its population as a result of…

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    This Republic of Suffering

    Drew Gilpin Faust talked about her book This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. In her book Professor…

  • Civil War Authors Panel
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    Civil War Authors Panel

    Three authors with different approaches to the Civil War read selections from their books. They discussed their works with each other, then answered questions from members of the audience. Marie…

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    Mothers of Invention

    Drew Gilpin Faust talked about her new book, Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, published by University of North Carolina Press. It examines how Southern…

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    Writing the Civil War

    The co-editors McPherson and Cooper moderated a panel discussion of their book, Writing the Civil War: The Quest to Understand, published by University of South Carolina Press. The other…