||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 -- De lan' of sweet dreams: suffering and suicide among the enslaved -- Somethin' went hard agin her mind: suffering, suicide, and emancipation -- 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.
||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.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|ISBN||9781469643564 hardcover ; alkaline paper|
|ISBN||1469643561 hardcover ; alkaline paper|
|ISBN||9781469643304 paperback ; alkaline paper|
|ISBN||1469643308 paperback ; alkaline paper|