Drew Gilpin Faust Interviewed About the History of Death and Mourning [Podcast]


On Memorial Day, we pay public tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for our country. But how do we live with the memory of the dead the rest of the year?

In this hour, the History Guys explore Americans' changing attitudes about death. A Gold Star Mother explains why she thinks there should be more media coverage of military deaths in Iraq. Historian Drew Gilpin Faust talks about how the Civil War altered the American way of dying. And BackStory's own Ed Ayers tours Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery — and visits his own gravesite
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