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Eastern State Penitentiary: Crucible of Good Intentions
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
Publication date August 1, 1994
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812279658
ISBN-10 0812279654
Dimensions 0.75 by 9.25 by 11.75 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $49.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The massive Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, now a National Historic Landmark, is remarkable for its innovative architecture and its pioneering system of isolation in individual cells. Heir to the energetic Quaker reformist tradition in Philadelphia in the 1820s, the penitentiary was a model of idealism in penal reform and a model of prison architecture for the world. About three hundred prisons worldwide trace their paternity to Eastern State Penitentiary. This book shows how the novel experiment in prison reform contended with the realities of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and explores the legacy of this "crucible of good intentions."

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Hardcover
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from Univ of Pennsylvania Pr (August 1, 1994)
9780812279658 | details & prices | 9.25 × 11.75 × 0.75 in. | 1.95 lbs | List price $49.95
About: The massive Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, now a National Historic Landmark, is remarkable for its innovative architecture and its pioneering system of isolation in individual cells.
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from Philadelphia Museum of Art (July 1, 1994)
9780876330913 | details & prices | 8.50 × 10.75 × 0.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $24.95
About: The massive Eastern State Penitentiary in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, now a National Historic Landmark, is remarkable for its innovative architecture and its pioneering system of isolation in individual cells.

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