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The Resource Portals to hell : military prisons of the Civil War, Lonnie R. Speer

Portals to hell : military prisons of the Civil War, Lonnie R. Speer

Label
Portals to hell : military prisons of the Civil War
Title
Portals to hell
Title remainder
military prisons of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Lonnie R. Speer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The first comprehensive study of all major prisons, both North and South, this chronicle analyzes the many complexities of the relationships among prisoners, guards, commandants, and government leaders. For example, how did the POW system develop during the War? What were the prisons like? Why was the death rate so high at so many of these prisons? And what roles did the two governments, the press, and the general public play in this drama of life and death? . . . From the first "prisoners" taken at San Antonio to the liberation of thousands of emaciated soldiers at Andersonville, Portals to Hell is an unvarnished examination of one of the ugliest aspects of war. And more than 130 years after the last prisoners were paroled, their voices finally are being heard."--Dust cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Speer, Lonnie R
Dewey number
973.7/71
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E615
LC item number
.S65 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • United States
Label
Portals to hell : military prisons of the Civil War, Lonnie R. Speer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-398) 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
Overview on tragedy -- Makeshift prisons -- Life as a prisoner of war -- Prison creation -- Prisoner exchange -- Black soldiers and POWs -- Prison expansion -- The overseers -- The growing prison crisis -- Escape -- Prison compounds -- Release and revenge -- Epilogue: past and present -- Appendix A: The language of the prison camps -- Appendix B: Medical glossary -- Appendix C: Prison quick-reference guide
Control code
ocm36817057
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 410 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780811703345
Lccn
97002719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36817057
  • (Sirsi) a1131053
Label
Portals to hell : military prisons of the Civil War, Lonnie R. Speer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-398) 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
Overview on tragedy -- Makeshift prisons -- Life as a prisoner of war -- Prison creation -- Prisoner exchange -- Black soldiers and POWs -- Prison expansion -- The overseers -- The growing prison crisis -- Escape -- Prison compounds -- Release and revenge -- Epilogue: past and present -- Appendix A: The language of the prison camps -- Appendix B: Medical glossary -- Appendix C: Prison quick-reference guide
Control code
ocm36817057
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 410 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780811703345
Lccn
97002719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36817057
  • (Sirsi) a1131053

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