Kent State University Press
In the volume’s foreword, John T. Hubbell, professor emeritus at Kent State University, succinctly summarized the historiography of Civil War prisons, remarking, “It seems that prisons and prisoners have been…a part of the narrative, yet somehow strangely apart from it.” Seeking to remedy this disconnect, Michael P. Gray, author of The Business of Captivity: Elmira and its Civil War Prisons (2001), tasked eight scholars to “reconsider” Civil War prisons and prisoners of war (POWs) and scholars’ interpretations of the topic. The result, Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered, is an enlightening essay collection that highlights the latest methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches to the topic of Civil War imprisonment and its place in the war’s narrative and public memory of the conflict.
Riotto, Angela M.
"Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss1/25