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Alcatraz-- the history of an island prison : from the development to an American myth

Author: Donna L Van Raaphorst
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2011.
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Provides a chronologically complete history of Alcatraz Island. This study challenges many commonly held assumptions about Alcatraz as a prison for dangerous criminals. It clearly demonstrates that  Read more...

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Van Raaphorst, Donna L.
Alcatraz-- the history of an island prison.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2011
(DLC) 2011019891
(OCoLC)721912549
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donna L Van Raaphorst
ISBN: 9780773420717 0773420711
OCLC Number: 781629340
Description: 1 online resource (iv, 510 p., [60] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).
Contents: Foreword / by John Holian --
Mythical Alcatraz --
Discovery : twenty-two acres of barren rock --
The United States Army takes over --
The transition from post to prison --
A new type of prison for a new age --
The heart of the myth : a statistical analysis of the inmates --
Colorful inmates --
Life on the island for two different populations --
Escape from Alcatraz --
The end of an era --
Native American takeover --
Alcatraz today.
Responsibility: Donna L. Van Raaphorst ; with a foreword by John Holian.

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"... a comprehensive, nuanced, up-to-date account of America's most famous island..." (Prof. John Holian Cuyahoga Community College) "... an important addition to the extensive literature on Read more...

 
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