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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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This study provides the only available chronologically complete history of Alcatraz Island. It challenges many commonly held assumptions about Alcatraz as a prison for dangerous criminals.
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Van Raaphorst, Donna L.
Alcatraz-- the history of an island prison.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2011
(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 pages, [60] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
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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