Transforming Civil War Prisons: Lincoln, Lieber, and the

Transforming Civil War Prisons: Lincoln, Lieber, and the Politics of Captivity During the Civil War 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 , by the end of the war In an attempt to improve prison conditions, President Lincoln issued General Orders , 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 POWsRobins 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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