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Yankee Sailors in British Gaols - Prisoners of War at Forton and Mill, 1777-1783

Sheldon S Cohen

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ISBN 10: 0874135648 / ISBN 13: 9780874135640
Published by University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Hardcover. 278 pp. with index, bibliography. Fine in very good dust jacket with wear and creasing to the extremities. Scarce study that offers the first comprehensive account of American servicemen detasined within the confines of Mill and Forton prisons, the principal land-based detention centers in Britian during the American Revolution. During the course of the War for Independence, some 3000 American prisoners, almost all of them naval personnel, were held, some for more than four years. Bookseller Inventory # E17798B

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Title: Yankee Sailors in British Gaols - Prisoners ...

Publisher: University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Edition: First edition.

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Yankee Sailors in British Gaols offers the first comprehensive account of American servicemen detained within the confines of Mill and Forton prisons, the principal land-based detention centers in Britain during the American Revolution. Forton and Mill during the course of the War of Independence held approximately 3,000 American prisoners, almost all of them naval personnel. In a few cases, these American prisoners were incarcerated for more than four years, a longer recorded period of incarceration in overseas prisons than in any United States war prior to Vietnam. Professor Cohen's examination of wide-ranging and widely scattered primary and secondary sources provides an extraordinarily detailed picture of life within the closed society of each prison, as well as insight into the various ways in which Britons and Americans outside the prisons provided legal and extralegal help to the rebel detainees.

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