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Hesseltine, William B. (William Best) 1902-1963

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Works: 112 works in 370 publications in 2 languages and 15,499 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Outlines and syllabi  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
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Civil War prisons by William B Hesseltine( )

17 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1962 as a special edition of Civil War History journal, Civil War Prisons remains the standard on the topic. Editor Hesseltine tackles the historiography of northern and southern prisons during the American Civil War. He attempts to bring closure to the legendary northern myth that the Southern government did its best to "exterminate" Union prisoners by calling the effective northern war propaganda a wartime "psychosis." Furthermore, the author offers his analysis over the much debated prisoner exchange system, and comes down hard on the North, especially its government and General Ulysses S. Grant, for their questionable approach to this issue. For all the serious scholarship and popular writing devoted to the American Civil War, the topic of prisoner-of-war camps, more than any other, retains the feeling of horror and passion that characterized the war years themselves, "Men held captive under such circumstances, guilty of no offense other than the deplorable misfortune of having been captured by the enemy, suffer tremendous psychological punishment as well as physical hardship. Monotony, estrangement and fear, along with privation and often brutality, combine to create nearly as wretched a quality of human life as is imaginable. The sufferings of Civil War prisoners (are) documented in this re-issue of an early number of the journal Civil War History." Recounted there are prisoner experiences in four Confederate installations: Andersonville, Georgia; Libby in Richmond, Virginia; Cahaba, Alabama; and Charleston, South Carolina. The remaining articles treat conditions in four Union prisons: Fort Warren in Boston harbor; Rock Island, Illinois; Elmira, New York; and Johnson's Island on Lake Erie. In addition to some examples of sparkling and vivid prose, this volume contains a number of excellent photographs as well as an introduction by the late William B. Hesseltine, Kenneth B. Shover
The South in American history by William B Hesseltine( Book )

33 editions published between 1943 and 1966 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the history of the South from colonial days to the mid-twentieth century
The tragic conflict; the Civil War and reconstruction by William B Hesseltine( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses S. Grant : politician by William B Hesseltine( Book )

22 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln's plan of reconstruction by William B Hesseltine( Book )

25 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lincoln and the war governors by William B Hesseltine( Book )

16 editions published between 1948 and 1972 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of acc. # 02.0017
Civil War prisons; a study in war psychology by William B Hesseltine( Book )

27 editions published between 1930 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confederate leaders in the New South by William B Hesseltine( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1970 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of third parties : from anti-Masonry to Wallace by William B Hesseltine( Book )

19 editions published between 1948 and 1957 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based chiefly upon a series of articles which originally appeared in the weekly Progressive and several lectures which were delivered at the University of Maryland." Bibliography: p. 112-119
Third-party movements in the United States by William B Hesseltine( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in English and Spanish and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of third party politics in the U.S. from the founding of the Republic to the Dixiecrats of 1948. Includes original source materials, such as documents, speeches and newspaper articles
Three against Lincoln; Murat Halstead reports the caucuses of 1860 by Murat Halstead( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneer's mission : the story of Lyman Copeland Draper by William B Hesseltine( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Blue and the Gray on the Nile by William B Hesseltine( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sections and politics; selected essays by William B Hesseltine( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the South : 1607-1936 by William B Hesseltine( Book )

13 editions published between 1936 and 1941 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trimmers, trucklers & temporizers : notes of Murat Halsted from the political conventions of 1856 by Murat Halstead( Book )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In support of Clio; essays in memory of Herbert A. Kellar by William B Hesseltine( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey : autobiography and letters by J. G. M Ramsey( Book )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1796, James Gettys McGready Ramsey was a man of broad talents who left a permanent imprint on Tennessee. He was a physician, public servant, religious leader, banker, railroad advocate, and tireless scholar of early Tennessee history. A states-rights Democrat, he enthusiastically supported secession in 1861 and later served the Confederacy as a treasury agent and field surgeon. But East Tennessee was deeply divided over the war, and many in his native Knoxville vilified Ramsey for his secessionist stance. He fled Tennessee in 1863, living in virtual exile in Georgia and North Carolina before returning to Knoxville in 1872." "Written in the 1870s and originally published by the Tennessee Historical Commission in 1954, Ramsey's autobiography focuses mainly on the home front during the war years. Although Ramsey left Knoxville before Union troops arrived, his wife and daughters remained there for some time, reporting to him on life under the occupation. After the war, Ramsey remained largely unreconstructed politically. Still devoted to his state, he continued his work with the East Tennessee Historical Society from 1874 until his death in 1884." "The book includes selected letters from both before and after the Civil War. these shed light on several aspects of Tennessee history, including the coming of the railroad (a project in which Ramsey was instrumental), as well as on Ramsey's personal conviction that slavery was a beneficial institution that lay at the heart of the secession crisis."--BOOK JACKET
Autobiography and letters by J. G. M Ramsey( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A syllabus of United States history by William B Hesseltine( Book )

8 editions published between 1940 and 1955 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Civil War prisons
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Ulysses S. Grant : politicianCivil War prisons; a study in war psychologyDr. J.G.M. Ramsey : autobiography and letters
Alternative Names
Hesseltine, William B.

Hesseltine, William Best

Hesseltine, William Best 1902-

Hesseltine, William Best, 1902-1963

William B. Hesseltine American historian

William B. Hesseltine Amerikaans historicus (-)

William B. Hesseltine Amerikaans historicus (1902-1963)

Languages
English (252)

Spanish (1)