Forgotten patriots : the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Forgotten patriots : the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War

Author: Edwin G Burrows
Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, 2010. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin G Burrows
ISBN: 0465020305 9780465020300
OCLC Number: 610157380
Description: xii, 364 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Brooklyn --
Destined to the cord --
The stool of repentance --
A cry of barbarity & cruelty --
Sweet liberty --
War ad terrorem --
The war of words --
Dead reckonings --
Forgotten patriots.
Responsibility: Edwin G. Burrows.
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning co-author of Gotham tells the forgotten story of New York's British prison camps--and the nearly 20,000 patriots who lost their lives there.  Read more...

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