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Inhaltsangabe: Between 1775 and 1783, some 200,000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown. Just over 6,800 of those men died in battle. About 25,000 became prisoners of war, most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they perished by the thousands. Evidence suggests that at least 17,500 Americans may have died in these prisons—more than twice the number to die on the battlefield. It was in New York, not Boston or Philadelphia, where most Americans gave their lives for the cause of independence.
New York City became the jailhouse of the American Revolution because it was the principal base of the Crown's military operations. Beginning with the bumper crop of American captives taken during the 1776 invasion of New York, captured Americans were stuffed into a hastily assembled collection of public buildings, sugar houses, and prison ships. The prisoners were shockingly overcrowded and chronically underfed—those who escaped alive told of comrades so hungry they ate their own clothes and shoes.
Despite the extraordinary number of lives lost, Forgotten Patriots is the first-ever account of what took place in these hell-holes. The result is a unique perspective on the Revolutionary War as well as a sobering commentary on how Americans have remembered our struggle for independence—and how much we have forgotten.
About the Author: Edwin G. Burrows is Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is the co-author of Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898, which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for History, and has received awards also from the Municipal Art Society, the St. Nicholas Society, and the New York Society Library, among others. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani named him a Centennial Historian of New York.” For the past five years Burrows has been a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and he serves on the board of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in Manhattan. He lives in Northport, New York.
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Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. During America's war for independence from Great Britain relatively few of the rebel soldiers died in battle: most died of disease or in prisoner of war camps. Historian Edwin G. Burrows delves into a often-overlooked aspect of that war, casting a terrible new light on our understanding of the atmosphere of the time. Some 32,000 colonists, military and civilian, were kept in filthy, decrepit prisons in British-controlled New York City. Of those imprisoned, as many as 18,000 died. 'Forgotten Patriots' is a reminder of the atrocities people will endure for the sake of what they believe is right. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1769714
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Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, New York, 2008. Soft Cover. Buchzustand: As New. No Jacket. First Edition. Uncorrected Proof. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013480
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0465008356
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Grb1934522
Buchbeschreibung Basic Books, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing with publishers full number line in place. A FLAWLESS volume in same condition UNclipped dust jacket (original price on front flap). Illustrated with maps and b/w art. A scholarly text about the POWS held in NEW YORK CITY by the British during their invasion of the city in 1776. Mylar protected jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003368
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