Civil War Prisons : a Study in War Psychology

Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket. 1970 gift inscription from a student to a professor on pasedown. P. 177 has a small tear at top near hinge not affecting text. Ownership stamp on flyleaf. 290 p. w/ footnotes, bibliography, index. A history of prisons in both the North and the South. Includes a discussion of what Hesseltine calls "war psychosis" in the North, in which Northern conviction of intentional bad POW treatment by the Confederacy led them to rteat Confederate POWs badly as well. Hessletine argues that the South had neither the structures in place or enough food to adequately take care of the men. He does acknowledge some unofficial atrocities did take place in Southern camps. Very good. Item #18642

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