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The Resource Transforming Civil War prisons : Lincoln, Lieber, and the politics of captivity, Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins

Transforming Civil War prisons : Lincoln, Lieber, and the politics of captivity, Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins

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Transforming Civil War prisons : Lincoln, Lieber, and the politics of captivity
Title
Transforming Civil War prisons
Title remainder
Lincoln, Lieber, and the politics of captivity
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Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins
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eng
Summary
"During the Civil War, 410,000 people were held as prisoners of war on both sides. With resources strained by the unprecedented number of prisoners, conditions in overcrowded prison camps were dismal, and the death toll across Confederate and Union prisons reached 56,000 by the end of the war. In an attempt to improve prison conditions, President Lincoln issued General Orders 100, which would become the basis for future attempts to define the rights of prisoners, including the Geneva conventions. Meanwhile, stories of horrific prison experiences fueled political agendas on both sides, and would define the memory of the war, as each region worked aggressively to defend its prison record and to honor its own POWs. Robins and Springer examine the experience, culture, and politics of captivity, including war crimes, disease, and the use of former prison sites as locations of historical memory. Transforming Civil War Prisons introduces students to an underappreciated yet crucial aspect of waging war and shows how the legacy of Civil War prisons remains with us today"--
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Springer, Paul J
Dewey number
973.7/7
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Robins, Glenn
Series statement
Critical Moments in American History
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lieber, Francis
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Military prisons
  • Military prisons
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • War
  • Military ethics
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Transforming Civil War prisons : Lincoln, Lieber, and the politics of captivity, Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prisoner of war policy and practice -- The captivity experience -- The culture of captivity -- The politics of captivity -- Honoring Civil War captives -- Civil War prisons in history and memory
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ocn890952602
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unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322101811
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Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890952602
Label
Transforming Civil War prisons : Lincoln, Lieber, and the politics of captivity, Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prisoner of war policy and practice -- The captivity experience -- The culture of captivity -- The politics of captivity -- Honoring Civil War captives -- Civil War prisons in history and memory
Control code
ocn890952602
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322101811
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890952602

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