An indispensable reference on concentration camps, death camps, prisoner-of-war camps, and military prisons offering broad historical coverage as well as detailed analysis of the nature of captivity in modern conflict.
• Maintains a modern focus while providing broad historical context
• Covers lesser-known but significant events such as the camps set up by the British for refugees of the Boer Wars that resulted in the deaths of 25,000 people
• Provides the context necessary to help students understand the significance of the primary source material in introductions
• Studies camps outside of World War II, illustrating their use in numerous other wars and genocides