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A burden too heavy to bear

Was there something about Southern society in the Civil War era that made suicide more likely? And what effect did so many suicides have on a society that before the war had roundly, even punitively, condemned the act? Binghamton historian Diane Miller Sommerville considers these questions in The New York Times’ Disunion blog [1].