Awaiting the heavenly country is essential reading for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of the civil war and the ways in which antebellum americans comprehended death and the unimaginable bloodshed on the horizon eisbn 978 0 8014 5925 2 subjects history sociology. In awaiting the heavenly country mark s schantz argues that american attitudes and ideas about death helped facilitate the wars tremendous carnage asserting that nineteenth century attitudes toward death were firmly in place before the war began rather than arising from a sense of resignation after the losses became apparent schantz has written a fascinating and chilling narrative of how a society understood death and reckoned the magnitude of destruction it was willing to tolerate. Awaiting the heavenly country the civil war and americas culture of death by mark s schantz paul ashdown university of tennessee knoxville search for more papers by this author paul ashdown university of tennessee knoxville search for more papers by this author first published 14 september 2010. Americans came to fight the civil war in the midst of a wider cultural world that sent them messages about death that made it easier to kill and to be killed they understood that death awaited all who were born and prized the ability to face death with a spirit of calm resignation. Awaiting the heavenly country the civil war and americas culture of death by mark s schantz and calls and responses the american novel of slavery since gone with the wind by tim a ryan and political conspiracies in america a reader by donald t critchlow john korasick and matthew c sherman eds
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