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Civil War Prisons

Author : William Best Hesseltine
ISBN : 0873381297
Genre : History
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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 harb∨ 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, The Historian

The Civil War

Author : Ford Risley
ISBN : 0313321264
Genre : History
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Strong collection of annotated primary documents from the Civil War years present a wide range of opinions, North and South, on the major political and military controversies of the time.

Civil War

Author : Lisa Tendrich Frank
ISBN : 9781598840353
Genre : History
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Presents a social history of the Civil War, focusing on the lives of ordinary people such as women, children, Native Americans, immigrants, free African Americans, and slaves as they experienced the hardships of war.

The American Civil War

Author : Cole Christian Kingseed
ISBN : 0313316384
Genre : History
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Provides an overview of the war, with information on key figures on both sides; primary documents including speeches, legislation, and letters; and an analysis of the events as they unfolded.

The American Civil War

Author : Steven E. Woodworth
ISBN : 0313290199
Genre : History
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A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture.

Illinois In The Civil War

Author : Victor Hicken
ISBN : 0252061659
Genre : History
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Victor Hicken tells the richly detailed story of the common soldiers who marched from Illinois to fight and die on Civil War battlefields. The second edition of the 1966 classic includes a new preface, twenty-four illustrations, and a twenty-five-page addendum to the bibliography that provides many new sources of information on Illinois regiments.

Personal Recollections Of Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War

Author : James Roberts Gilmore
ISBN : 0811702618
Genre : History
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Long out of print and previously available only in rare bookshops, this intimate portrait is a valuable source of firsthand information about our sixteenth president. Gilmore, a Civil War-era journalist who wrote for the New York Tribune and the Atlantic Monthly, first interviewed Lincoln on the day after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861 and, over the course of the following years, would come to know the president well. More than just a firsthand account of Lincoln and his wartime leadership, the book also provides a glimpse into Civil War journalism and includes detailed accounts of Gilmore's interactions with Horace Greeley and the story of his behind-enemy-lines interview of Confederate president Jefferson Davis.

California And The Civil War

Author : Richard Hurley
ISBN : 9781625858245
Genre : History
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In the long and bitter prelude to war, southern transplants dominated California government, keeping the state aligned with Dixie. However, a murderous duel in 1859 killed "Free Soil" U.S. Senator David C. Broderick, and public opinion began to change. As war broke out back east, a golden-tongued preacher named Reverend Thomas Starr King crisscrossed the state endeavoring to save the Golden State for the Union. Seventeen thousand California volunteers thwarted secessionist schemes and waged brutal campaigns against native tribesmen resisting white encroachment as far away as Idaho and New Mexico. And a determined battalion of California cavalry journeyed to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to battle John Singleton Mosby, the South's deadliest partisan ranger. Author Richard Hurley delves into homefront activities during the nation's bloodiest war and chronicles the adventures of the brave men who fought far from home.

The American Civil War 1861 1865

Author : Reid Mitchell
ISBN : 0582319730
Genre : History
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This book, in the Seminar Studies in History series, is an up-to-date synthesis of the vast literature which the subject has generated. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Although the military side is covered in the book, this is by no means just a blow-by-blow account of the war. Equal attention is given to the economy, society (including the role of women) and politics - both in the Union and the Confederacy. In the final assessment chapter emancipation (and its social consequences) and wartime reconstruction are both explored. The book is supported by a fascinating collection of documents, a chronology of the main events, and a guide to the main characters. Readers interested in American history of the American Civil war.

The Civil War

Author : Aaron Rosenberg
ISBN : 9780545237567
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Reveals how six historical figures interacted with each other to influence the outcome of the Civil War, sharing background information and key accomplishments for such individuals as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Clara Barton. Simultaneous.

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