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Forgotten patriots : the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War, Edwin G. Burrows

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Forgotten patriots : the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War
Title
Forgotten patriots
Title remainder
the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War
Statement of responsibility
Edwin G. Burrows
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between 1775 and 1783, some 200,000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown, and just over 6,800 died in battle. About 25,000 became prisoners of war, most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they perished by the thousands. Evidence suggests that at least 17,500 Americans may have died in these prisons--more than twice the number to die on the battlefield. New York City was the principal base of the Crown's military operations. Beginning with the American captives taken during the 1776 invasion of New York, captured Americans were stuffed into a hastily assembled collection of public buildings, sugar houses, and prison ships. The prisoners were shockingly overcrowded and chronically underfed--those who escaped alive told of comrades so hungry they ate their own clothes and shoes. This book is the first-ever account of these hell-holes, a sobering commentary on how much we have forgotten about our struggle for independence.--From publisher description
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286408
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DLC
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1943-2018
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Burrows, Edwin G.
Dewey number
973.3/71
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
LC call number
E281
LC item number
.B87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Great Britain
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Military prisons
  • United States
  • New York (N.Y.)
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the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War
Label
Forgotten patriots : the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War, Edwin G. Burrows
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-348) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
716392
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780465008353
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plan
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465008353
  • (OCoLC)191926052
Label
Forgotten patriots : the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War, Edwin G. Burrows
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
716392
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 364 pages
Isbn
9780465008353
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008028093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plan
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465008353
  • (OCoLC)191926052

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