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Eastern State Penitentiary: Crucible of Good Intentions
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Philadelphia Museum of Art
Publication date July 1, 1994
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780876330913
ISBN-10 087633091X
Dimensions 0.50 by 8.50 by 10.75 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
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Original list price $24.95
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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 of the 1820s, the penitentiary was a model of idealism in penal reform and a model of prison architecture for the world, visible in three hundred prisons worldwide that 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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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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