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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)
Imprint: History Press (SC)
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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