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Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Diane Miller Sommerville
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Language
English
Variant Title
Suicide and suffering in the Civil War-era South
ISBN
9781469643564, 1469643561, 9781469643304, 1469643308, 9781469643571
Summary
This book studies the meaning of suicide in the nineteenth-century South and how that meaning changed, if at all, as a result of the Civil War and its aftermath. It looks at the whole South while providing a more thorough examination than previous books of the dynamics of both the racial and gendered dimensions of suicide in the South during the long Civil War era.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I: Confederate men and women during the Civil War. A burden too heavy to bear: war trauma, suicide, and Confederate soldiers ; A dark doom to dread: women, suicide, and suffering on the Confederate homefront
  • Part II: African American Southerners in slavery and freedom. De Lan' of Sweet Dreams: suffering and suicide among the enslaved ; Somethin' went hard agin her mind: suffering, suicide, and emancipation
  • Part III: Confederate men and women in the aftermath of war. The accursed ills I cannot bear: Confederate veterans, suicide, and suffering in the defeated South ; The distressed state of the country: Confederate men and the navigation of economic, political, and emotional ruin in the postwar South ; All is dark before me: Confederate women and the postwar landscape of suffering and suicide ; Cumberer of the earth: the secularization of suffering and suicide
  • Conclusion.
Description
xiv, 429 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-416) and index.
Technical Details
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