The Resource Civil War prisons, [edited by] William Hesseltine, (electronic resource)

Civil War prisons, [edited by] William Hesseltine, (electronic resource)

Label
Civil War prisons
Title
Civil War prisons
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] William Hesseltine
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Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1962 as a special edition of Civil War History journal, Civil War Prisons remains the standard on the topic. Editor Hesseltine tackles the historiography of northern and southern prisons during the American Civil War. He attempts to bring closure to the legendary northern myth that the Southern government did its best to "exterminate" Union prisoners by calling the effective northern war propaganda a wartime "psychosis." Furthermore, the author offers his analysis over the much debated prisoner exchange system, and comes down hard on the North, especially its government and General Ulysses S. Grant, for their questionable approach to this issue. For all the serious scholarship and popular writing devoted to the American Civil War, the topic of prisoner-of-war camps, more than any other, retains the feeling of horror and passion that characterized the war years themselves, "Men held captive under such circumstances, guilty of no offense other than the deplorable misfortune of having been captured by the enemy, suffer tremendous psychological punishment as well as physical hardship. Monotony, estrangement and fear, along with privation and often brutality, combine to create nearly as wretched a quality of human life as is imaginable. The sufferings of Civil War prisoners (are) documented in this re-issue of an early number of the journal Civil War History." Recounted there are prisoner experiences in four Confederate installations: Andersonville, Georgia; Libby in Richmond, Virginia; Cahaba, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina. The remaining articles treat conditions in four Union prisons: Fort Warren in Boston harbor; Rock Island, Illinois; Elmira, New York; and Johnson's Island on Lake Erie. In addition to some examples of sparkling and vivid prose, this volume contains a number of excellent photographs as well as an introduction by the late William B. Hesseltine, Kenneth B. Shover
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
973.7/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E611
LC item number
.H44 1972eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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adult
Civil War prisons, [edited by] William Hesseltine, (electronic resource)
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Civil War prisons, [edited by] William Hesseltine, (electronic resource)
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Originally published as volume 8, number 2 of Civil War history
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A general behind bars : Neal Dow in Libby prison
  • edited by Frank L. Byrne
  • The scourge of Elmira
  • James I. Robertson, Jr.
  • Johnson's Island
  • Edward T. Downer
  • Cahaba to Charleston : the prison odyssey of Lt. Edmund E. Ryan
  • William M. Armstrong
  • Civil War prisons-Introduction
  • William B. Hesseltine
  • Prison life at Andersonville
  • Ovid Futch
  • The military prison at Fort Warren
  • Minor H. McLain
  • Rock Island prison breaks
  • T.R. Walker
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ocm45728093
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Extent
1 online resource (123 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585281520
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) f45728093
  • (CaAE) f45728093
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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