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Books Books 1 - 10 of about 40 related to From Newgate to Dannemora: The Rise of the Penitentiary in New York, 1796-1848.   

The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Jennifer Graber - Religion - 2011 - 248 pages
Focusing on the intersection of Christianity and politics in the American penitentiary system, Jennifer Graber explores evangelical Protestants' efforts to make religion ...
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Eddie Rickenbacker: An American Hero in the Twentieth Century

W. David Lewis - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 668 pages
Looks at the life and career of the World War I flying ace, including his establishment of Eastern Airlines as a major carrier and his resignation under pressure in 1963.
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The Airway to Everywhere: A History of All American Aviation, 1937–1953

W. David Lewis, William F. Trimble - Transportation - 1988 - 240 pages
This book chronicles the history of All American Aviation of western Pennsylvania, a commercial airline pioneer. The brainchild of self-styled inventor Dr. Lytle S. Adams and ...
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Stateville: The Penitentiary in Mass Society

James B. Jacobs - Social Science - 1978 - 300 pages
Stateville penitentiary in Illinois has housed some of Chicago's most infamous criminals and was proclaimed to be "the world's toughest prison" by Joseph Ragen, Stateville's ...
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Auburn Correctional Facility

Eileen McHugh - History - 2010 - 127 pages
What is now called Auburn Correctional Facility has been open in Auburn since 1817, and it is the oldest continually operating prison in the country. Auburn's claim to being ...
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Eastern State Penitentiary

Francis X. Dolan - Social Science - 2007 - 128 pages
The most significant building project of its time, Eastern State Penitentiary was designed to reshape the mind of an inmate, rather than punish the body of one. It was believed ...
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Sing Sing Prison

Guy Cheli - Photography - 2003 - 128 pages
A popular backdrop for numerous movies, Sing Sing, or "the Big House," has been a site of both controversy and reform. The history of Sing Sing dates back to 1825, when warden ...
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Morganza: Pennsylvania’s Reform School

Christopher R. Barraclough - History - 2014 - 127 pages
Originally the House of Refuge in Pittsburgh, the facility was moved to a healthier setting in 1876, taken over by the state, and converted into an institution for the ...
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