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Posts Tagged ‘ civil war ’

Timothy Roberts discusses This Infernal War at Civil War Books & Authors

| Filed under: News

Here’s an excellent interview with Timothy Mason Roberts, author of This Infernal War: 
The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard at Civil War Books and Authors.
Find out more about the book here

 


Lincoln’s Lover Author Jason Emerson Interviewed on WSYR-TV, Syracuse

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WSYR-TV, Syracuse gives us an excellent interview with Jason Emerson, author of our recent book Lincoln’s Lover: Mary Lincoln in Poetry. It’s sure to be a favorite for lovers of poetry and history as well.
View the video.
Find out more about Lincoln’s Lover.

 


Penitentiaries, Punishment, and Military Prisons

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Justice Studies, Recent Releases, U.S. History
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Penitentiaries, Punishment, and Military Prisons confronts the enduring claim that Civil War military prisons represented an apocalyptic and ahistorical rupture in America’s otherwise linear and progressive carceral history. Instead, it places the war years in the broader context of imprisonment in 19th-century America and contends that officers in charge of military prisons drew on administrative and punitive practices that existed in antebellum and wartime civilian penitentiaries to manage the war’s crisis of imprisonment. Union and Confederate officials outlined rules for military prisons, instituted punishments, implemented prison labor, and organized prisoners of war, both civilian and military, in much the same way as peacetime penitentiary officials had done, leading journalists to refer to many military prisons as “penitentiaries.”

 


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