Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War, Unabridged on CD
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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. 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.
Unabridged. Narrated by Norman Dietz. 8 CDs.
|Format: Compact disc|
Vendor: Tantor Media Inc.
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 5.39 X 6.41 X 1.06 (inches)
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