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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
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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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
973.7/7
Index
no index present
LC call number
E615
LC item number
.S67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Critical Moments in American History
Label
Transforming Civil War prisons : Lincoln, Lieber, and the politics of captivity, Paul J. Springer, Glenn Robins
Publication
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135053307
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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641432
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34644866
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)890952602
  • ebl1135053308

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