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Who created it? Burrows, Edwin G., 1943-
What's it called? Forgotten patriots : the untold story of American prisoners during the Revolutionary War / Edwin G. Burrows.
Who published it? New York : Basic Books, c2008.
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Location Call No. Status
 DOWNTOWN Nonfiction  973.371 Bur  AVAILABLE
What's it like? xii, 364 p. : ill., maps, plan ; 25 cm.
Extra info! Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-348) and index.
What's in it? 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.
What's it about? Studies the atrocious conditions that the American prisoners of war had to endure after being taken prisoner by the British during the Revolutionary War and forced into a crowded POW camp in New York City where they were left to starve, resulting in more recorded deaths there than in battle.
Helpful subjects! United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Prisoners and prisons, British.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Military prisons -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain. Army -- Prisons -- History -- 18th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- History, Military -- 18th century.
Special numbers! 9780465008353 (alk. paper)
0465008356 (alk. paper)
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