Eastern State Penitentiary: A History

byPaul KahanForeword byDr. Richard Fulmer

September 1, 2008|
Eastern State Penitentiary: A History by Paul Kahan
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The only comprehensive history of one of America''s most infamous prisons, Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA.


Looming on the horizon like a storm cloud made of stone, the Eastern State Penitentiary spent more than a century as the fortress that both the law-abiding and criminal feared. 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.

Title:Eastern State Penitentiary: A History
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 10 X 7 X 0.31 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 10 X 7 X 0.31 in
Published:September 1, 2008
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781596294035

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