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Civil war prisons [electronic resource].

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  • ISBN: 9781612777757 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • ISBN: 9781612777740 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: 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...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Ashland : Kent State University Press, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10279 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2327 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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