Since we are spending this year thinking about the US Civil War as part of our One Book Program, we wanted to share this up coming TV show which will be on WTTW channel 11, Chicago’s PBS.
Death and the Civil War: the American Experience: September 18th, 8pm.
With the coming of the Civil War, and the staggering casualties it ushered in, death entered the experience of the American people as it never had before — permanently altering the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people. Contending with death on an unprecedented scale posed challenges for which there were no ready answers when the war began. Americans worked to improvise new solutions, new institutions, and new ways of coping with death on an unimaginable scale.