Cahaba Prison in Alabama was the most overcrowded prison camp, North or South, with a prisoner population six times greater than the facility's capacity. Rations were meager and vermin rampant. Yet the death rate at this little-known prison was just 3%, as opposed to the average death of 12.5% in Union prisons and 15% in Confederate prisons. What accounted for the remarkably high rate of survival? Peter Cozzens will explain how a humane commandant kept prisoners alive in conditions not unlike Andersonville.
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Remaking North American Sovereignty: Towards a Continental History of State Transformation in the Mid-Nineteenth Century will be held from July 30 to August 1, 2015 at the Banff Center in Banff, Alberta. Taking place amidst the 150th anniversaries of Canadian Confederation (1867), the restoration of the Mexican Republic (1867), the end of the U.S. Civil War (1865), and wars between these states and indigenous nations, this conference considers these events from a transnational, continental perspective.
University of Mississippi,
Center for Civil War Research and History Department in conjunction with WAR-Net
2015 Conference on “Gender, War, and Memory in the Anglo-American World.”
The Center for Civil War Research and the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History at the University of Mississippi seek papers for a conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. This conference will be hosted in conjunction with WAR-Net, and it will be the first conference WAR-Net has sponsored outside of the UK.
The Abraham Lincoln Institute (ALI) invites submissions for its 2016 book prize ($1000) for the best book on Abraham Lincoln published in 2015. Submissions should be received by Nov. 1, 2015 (earlier submissions are encouraged), but uncorrected proofs of books to be published in November or December will be accepted with the understanding that copies of the published work will be sent to the committee members no later than Jan. 10, 2016.