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Lecture: Treated Worse than Felons before Prisons were Reformed: The Civil War’s Crisis of Imprisonment
November 29, 2018 @ 6:30pm - 8:00pmFree
Angela Zombek, author and Assistant Professor of History at UNCW, will be speaking about how the Civil War generated a crisis of imprisonment never before seen in the United States. Union and Confederate officials responded by constructing military prisons and relying on practices used to govern penitentiaries to manage them. Find out how the penitentiary program influenced the administration of military prisons and shaped the identity of prisoners of war in wartime prisons, including North Carolina’s Salisbury Prison.