Civil War Prisons: A Study in War Psychology

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Upon its publication in 1930, Civil War Prisons immediately provoked controversy. The first authoritative study of both Southern and Northern wartime prison systems, the book exposed several myths, including the widely held assumption that Confederate leaders conspired to kill their prisoners through deliberate neglect. William Best Hesseltine demonstrated that the North shared responsibility with the South for the poor treatment of prisoners, and that it had little to brag about in its own camps. Furthermore, ...
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Upon its publication in 1930, Civil War Prisons immediately provoked controversy. The first authoritative study of both Southern and Northern wartime prison systems, the book exposed several myths, including the widely held assumption that Confederate leaders conspired to kill their prisoners through deliberate neglect. William Best Hesseltine demonstrated that the North shared responsibility with the South for the poor treatment of prisoners, and that it had little to brag about in its own camps. Furthermore, Hesseltine argued that some in the North had conducted a propaganda campaign aimed at impugning the "southern character," thus creating what he called a wartime "psychosis" that made it easier for the Union to believe the worst of the Confederacy.
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Reprint of the 1930s volume of the same name. Hesseltine (1902- 1963) examines the prisons and prison camps in both the North and the South. He argues that, contrary to popular myth, the North shared responsibility with the South for the poor treatment of prisoners during the war. Also discussed is the prisoner exchange cartel that was in operation from July 1862 until the end of 1863 and the worsening of POW conditions after its collapse. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780804413824
  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1987
  • Series: American Classics

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
I The First Prisoners 1
II Exchange Prior to the Cartel of 1862 7
III Northern Prisons, 1861-1862 34
IV Southern Prisons, 1861-1862 55
V Exchange under the Cartel 69
VI Libby and Belle Isle 114
VII Andersonville 133
VIII Other Southern Prisons 159
IX War Psychosis and the Northern Prisons 172
X Exchange under Butler, 1864-1865 210
XI The Aftermath 233
Bibliography 259
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