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The AskHistorians Podcast


Oct 24, 2017

Today we're joined by Professor Lorien Foote (Texas A&M University) to talk about Union prisoners in the Civil War South. Specifically, the prisoner exchange system, the role of 19th century concepts of honor, and how these prisoners escaped as the Confederacy broke down towards the end of the war.

 

You can check out the discussion thread in the subreddit here.