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This Republic Of Suffering Inspires Ric Burns Documentary

September 18th, 2012

On September 18th, PBS will premiere Death and the Civil War, a Ric Burns documentary inspired by Drew Gilpin Faust’s remarkable book, This Republic of Suffering. Both the book and the documentary focus on the incredible amount of lives lost in the American Civil War, and how the young nation struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God.

The New York Times calls the documentary, “Revelatory,” noting, “The program makes you appreciate the deep psychological transformation that all this must have brought about in the nation as a whole.”

Click to watch the trailer and to read an excerpt from This Republic of Suffering.