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The Resource Andersonvilles of the North : the myths and realities of Northern treatment of Civil War Confederate prisoners, James M. Gillispie

Andersonvilles of the North : the myths and realities of Northern treatment of Civil War Confederate prisoners, James M. Gillispie

Label
Andersonvilles of the North : the myths and realities of Northern treatment of Civil War Confederate prisoners
Title
Andersonvilles of the North
Title remainder
the myths and realities of Northern treatment of Civil War Confederate prisoners
Statement of responsibility
James M. Gillispie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Andersonvilles of the North, by James M. Gillispie, represents the first broad study to argue that the image of Union prison officials as negligent and cruel to Confederate prisoners is severely flawed. This study is not an attempt to "whitewash" Union prison policies or make light of Confederate prisoner mortality. But once the careful reader disregards unreliable postwar polemics, and focuses exclusively on the more reliable wartime records and documents from both Northern and Southern sources, then a much different, less negative, picture of Northern prison life emerges. While life in Northern prisons was difficult and potentially deadly, no evidence exists of a conspiracy to neglect or mistreat Southern captives. Confederate prisoners' suffering and death were due to a number of factors, but it would seem that Yankee apathy and malice were rarely among them."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gillispie, James Massie
Dewey number
973.7/71
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E615
LC item number
.G55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Military prisons
  • Military prisons
  • Military prisons
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • United States
Label
Andersonvilles of the North : the myths and realities of Northern treatment of Civil War Confederate prisoners, James M. Gillispie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Servants of the devil and Jeff Davis : the Northern version of the POW experiences, 1865-1920 -- The lost cause and the Southern side of the POW debate, 1865-1920 -- Continuity and change : modern writers and the issues of Federal treatment of Confederate prisoners -- Union policies, 1861-1865 -- Federal policies at the four major prisons in Illinois and Indiana -- Federal policies at the major Ohio prisons -- Point Lookout, Fort Delaware, and Elmira -- The omnipresent specter of disease
Control code
227031446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781574413113
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008018774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227031446
Label
Andersonvilles of the North : the myths and realities of Northern treatment of Civil War Confederate prisoners, James M. Gillispie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Servants of the devil and Jeff Davis : the Northern version of the POW experiences, 1865-1920 -- The lost cause and the Southern side of the POW debate, 1865-1920 -- Continuity and change : modern writers and the issues of Federal treatment of Confederate prisoners -- Union policies, 1861-1865 -- Federal policies at the four major prisons in Illinois and Indiana -- Federal policies at the major Ohio prisons -- Point Lookout, Fort Delaware, and Elmira -- The omnipresent specter of disease
Control code
227031446
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781574413113
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008018774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227031446

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