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The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy by Lorien Foote (review)

The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy by Lorien Foote... synthesizing recent interpretive trends in the field, would benefit Civil War studies enormously. The military history of the conflict tends to be seriously undervalued by many in the field because they see it as failing to tell us anything new about the Civil War. Hopefully this old and highly negative view of Civil War military historiography will weaken as a growing number of scholars take on old ideas and assumptions about the topic and work to rejuvenate the subfield. Earl J. Hess earl j. hess, Stewart W. McClelland Chair in History at Lincoln Memorial University, is the author of more than eighteen books on Civil War military history. The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy. By Lorien Foote. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. 245. Cloth, $34.95.) Beginning in the fall of 1864 and lasting until the war’s end, the Confederate home front faced a new and formidable foe—some twentyeight hundred Union soldiers who escaped from makeshift prison camps in North and South Carolina. They were, declares Lorien Foote in her new book on the subject, “a different kind of invading army, one that was weak and unarmed. They never http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy by Lorien Foote (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 7 (4) – Oct 31, 2017

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synthesizing recent interpretive trends in the field, would benefit Civil War studies enormously. The military history of the conflict tends to be seriously undervalued by many in the field because they see it as failing to tell us anything new about the Civil War. Hopefully this old and highly negative view of Civil War military historiography will weaken as a growing number of scholars take on old ideas and assumptions about the topic and work to rejuvenate the subfield. Earl J. Hess earl j. hess, Stewart W. McClelland Chair in History at Lincoln Memorial University, is the author of more than eighteen books on Civil War military history. The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy. By Lorien Foote. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. Pp. 245. Cloth, $34.95.) Beginning in the fall of 1864 and lasting until the war’s end, the Confederate home front faced a new and formidable foe—some twentyeight hundred Union soldiers who escaped from makeshift prison camps in North and South Carolina. They were, declares Lorien Foote in her new book on the subject, “a different kind of invading army, one that was weak and unarmed. They never

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Oct 31, 2017

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