The deadlines were boundaries prisoners had to stay within or risk being shot. Just as a prisoner would take the daring challenge in crossing the deadline to attempt escape, Crossing the Deadlines crosses those boundaries of old scholarship by taking on bold initiatives with new methodologies, filling a void in the current scholarship of Civil War prison historiography, which usually does not go beyond discussing policy, prison history and environmental and social themes. Due to its eclectic mix of contributorsfrom academic and public historians to anthropologists currently excavating at specific stockade sitesthe collection appeals to a variety of scholarly and popular audiences. Readers will discover how the Civil War incarceration narrative has advanced to include environmental, cultural, social, religious, retaliatory, racial, archaeological, and memory approaches.
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This is a series of essays by different historians, rather than a single work by a single person. As such, some of the essays may leave you wanting more on the subject. For instance, the reasons why a...