The Wretched Prison Ships


Subject:
Crime , Prisons

Description:
Article about how "more Americans died in British prison ships in New York Harbor than in all the battles of the Revolutionary War." Describes conditions on "these floating prisons anchored in Wallabout Bay on the East River for most of the war, and [how] they were sinkholes of filth, vermin, infectious disease and despair." From Newsday.

Creator:
DeWan, George

Publisher:
Newsday, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.newsday.com/community/guide/lihistory/ny-history-hs425a,0,6698945.story


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