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Drew Faust On The 'Shared Suffering' Of The Civil War

In her book The Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War, historian Drew Gilpin Faust writes that Civil War deaths -- both their number and their manner -- transformed America. She is featured in PBS's American Experience called Death and the Civil War, which premiered Sept. 18.

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Tommy Lee Jones in Director's Chair with 'Burials'

In The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, actor Tommy Lee Jones stars as a laconic Texas ranch foreman who sets off on an honor quest to bury his murdered friend in his hometown in Mexico. The film marks Jones' directorial debut and has garnered the Oscar-winning actor accolades for his work behind and in front of the camera. Jones also produced Burials, which was written by Guillermo Arriaga, the screenwriter for Amores Perros.

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What Cemeteries Reveal about American Culture

Kenneth Jackson and Camilo Jose Vergara are the authors of Silent Cities, about the evolution of cemeteries in the United States. They say these sites reflect American attitudes toward class, race, and public space.

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What Cemeteries Reveal about American Culture

Kenneth Jackson and Camilo Jose Vergara are the authors of Silent Cities, about the evolution of cemeteries in the United States. They say these sites reflect American attitudes toward class, race, and public space.

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