256 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 halftones, 5 maps, appends., notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3055-7
Published: November 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3056-4
Published: October 2016
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Blending rich analysis with an engaging narrative, Foote uses these ragged Union escapees as a lens with which to assess the dying Confederate States, providing a new window into the South’s ultimate defeat.
About the Author
Lorien Foote is professor of history at Texas A&M University.
For more information about Lorien Foote, visit the Author Page.
“An illuminating and powerful study that enhances both Civil War history and POW studies. Essential.”--Choice
“Packs a very powerful scholarly punch. . . . Definitely merits award consideration and will likely earn a spot on many of this year’s ‘Best Of’ lists.”--Civil War Books and Authors
“Anyone interested in the Carolinas during the war, prisoners of war, or the war on the Southern home front will not regret adding this book to their library.”--Journal of America’s Military Past
"The rare title that delivers new information and challenges readers to reconsider what they are confident they already know."-Indiana Magazine of History
“The Yankee Plague makes for an important addition to the literature on Civil War prisoners and the collapse of the Confederacy.”--Civil War Monitor
"In this utterly fascinating look at the collapse of the Confederacy, Lorien Foote narrates the history of the South’s disastrous attempts to move prisoners into and around South Carolina as the Union army began rolling up victories in late 1864. Brimming with energy, the book relates the chaos of the Confederacy’s final days like no other."--Stephen Berry, University of Georgia