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

Overview
Works: 106 works in 341 publications in 2 languages and 15,302 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Outlines and syllabi  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‚Ä°vConfederate 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Compiler
Classifications: F209, 973.7
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The South in American history by William B Hesseltine( Book )

30 editions published between 1943 and 1966 in English and held by 1,347 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 )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in English and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1960 and 2000 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1948 and 1972 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1930 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,132 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 Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1948 and 1957 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third-party movements in the United States by William B Hesseltine( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in English and Spanish and held by 737 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 )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War prisons by William B Hesseltine( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 627 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
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 572 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 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1936 and 1941 in English and held by 366 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 262 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 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography and letters by J. G. M Ramsey( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 149 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 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1940 and 1955 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Hesseltine, William B.

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 (230)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Civil War prisons; a study in war psychologyCivil War prisonsDr. J.G.M. Ramsey : autobiography and letters