Eastern State Penitentiary by Paul Kahan
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Eastern State Penitentiary
By Paul Kahan

Eastern State Penitentiary

A History

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Eastern State Penitentiary by Paul Kahan

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Eastern State Penitentiary: A History documents the stories of the men and the method that shaped one of Philadelphia's most recognizable landmarks. In this superbly balanced and thoroughly researched volume, Paul Kahan presents the history of this revolutionary penitentiary, from its inception as a model of the revolutionary Pennsylvania System of incarceration in 1829 to the demands for its closure in the wake of ever-increasing violence in 1971. Through tales of spectacular escapes, official corruption, reformation and retribution, Kahan chronicles the tensions that plagued Eastern State since the arrival of its first prisoners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781596294035
ISBN-10: 1596294035
Format: Paperback / softback
(249mm x 175mm x 10mm)
Pages: 126
Imprint: History Press (SC)
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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