Books I’ve Known and Loved

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Fascinating and beautiful book on how American Victorians handled the unparalleled suffering and deaths of the Civil War. Death was something Victorians faced in such an open way. From mourning clothes to the proper final words of a dying family member this book gives such insight into the hearts and minds of our grieving ancestors. We sometimes forget that the Gilded Age was filled with survivors and the memories of those lost.

Related articles:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/203525-1

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/books/review/Ward-t.html

http://www.parade.com/17183/parade/excerpt-this-republic-of-suffering/

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