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The Yankee plague : escaped Union prisoners and the collapse of the Confederacy, Lorien Foote

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The Yankee plague : escaped Union prisoners and the collapse of the Confederacy
Title
The Yankee plague
Title remainder
escaped Union prisoners and the collapse of the Confederacy
Statement of responsibility
Lorien Foote
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the winter of 1864, more than 3,000 Federal prisoners of war escaped from Confederate prison camps into South Carolina and North Carolina, often with the aid of local slaves. Their flight created, in the words of contemporary observers, a "Yankee plague," heralding a grim end to the Confederate cause. In this fascinating look at Union soldiers' flight for freedom in the last months of the Civil War, Lorien Foote reveals new connections between the collapse of the Confederate prison system, the large-scale escape of Union soldiers, and the full unravelling of the Confederate States of America. By this point in the war, the Confederacy was reeling from prison overpopulation, a crumbling military, violence from internal enemies, and slavery's breakdown. The fugitive Federals moving across the countryside in mass numbers, Foote argues, accelerated the collapse as slaves and deserters decided the presence of these men presented an opportune moment for escalated resistance. Blending rich analysis with an engaging narrative, Foote uses these ragged Union escapees as a lens with which to assess the dying Confederate States, providing a new window into the South's ultimate defeat."--Publisher's description
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NcU/DLC
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1969-
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Foote, Lorien
Dewey number
973.771
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • United States
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • United States
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
Label
The Yankee plague : escaped Union prisoners and the collapse of the Confederacy, Lorien Foote
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the plague -- Escape -- The world in black and white: the collapse of slavery -- They cover the land like the locusts of Egypt: the collapse of the state -- Guardian angels: the collapse of the home front -- God's country: the collapse of borders -- A futile attempt at imprisonment: the collapse of military defense -- Epilogue: terrible times in the past
Control code
000065448339
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781469652054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)934796941
Label
The Yankee plague : escaped Union prisoners and the collapse of the Confederacy, Lorien Foote
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the plague -- Escape -- The world in black and white: the collapse of slavery -- They cover the land like the locusts of Egypt: the collapse of the state -- Guardian angels: the collapse of the home front -- God's country: the collapse of borders -- A futile attempt at imprisonment: the collapse of military defense -- Epilogue: terrible times in the past
Control code
000065448339
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781469652054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)934796941

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