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The Resource A history of Alcatraz Island 1853-2008, Gregory L. Wellman

A history of Alcatraz Island 1853-2008, Gregory L. Wellman

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A history of Alcatraz Island 1853-2008
Title
A history of Alcatraz Island 1853-2008
Statement of responsibility
Gregory L. Wellman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As one of America's most notorious prisons, Alcatraz has been a significant part of California's history for over 155 years. The small, lonely rock, known in sea charts by its Spanish name "Isla de los Alcatraces," or "Island of Pelicans," lay essentially dormant until the 1850s, when the military converted the island into a fortress to protect the booming San Francisco region. Alcatraz served as a pivotal military position until the early 20th century and in 1934 was converted into a federal penitentiary to house some of America's most incorrigible prisoners. The penitentiary closed in 1963, and Alcatraz joined the National Park Service system in 1972. Since then, it has remained a popular attraction as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Cataloging source
JRF
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Wellman, Gregory L
Dewey number
979.461
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F868.S156
LC item number
W425 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Images of America
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  • United States
  • Islands
  • Community life
  • Families
  • Inmates of institutions
  • Alcatraz Island (Calif.)
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Calif.)
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
  • California
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A history of Alcatraz Island 1853-2008, Gregory L. Wellman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127)
Contents
California gold, the U.S. Military, and a new purpose for Alcatraz Island -- Alcatraz evolves under the Federal Bureau of Prisons: 1933-1963 -- Life and times of the notorious: the prisoners of Alcatraz -- Watching over the island: wardens, guards, and personnel: 1934-1963 -- Wives, sons, and daughters of Alcatraz: 110 years of family life on Alcatraz -- Native American occupation, National Park, and American icon: 1963 to 2008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9780738558158
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007940254
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn237131093
  • 1956365
Label
A history of Alcatraz Island 1853-2008, Gregory L. Wellman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127)
Contents
California gold, the U.S. Military, and a new purpose for Alcatraz Island -- Alcatraz evolves under the Federal Bureau of Prisons: 1933-1963 -- Life and times of the notorious: the prisoners of Alcatraz -- Watching over the island: wardens, guards, and personnel: 1934-1963 -- Wives, sons, and daughters of Alcatraz: 110 years of family life on Alcatraz -- Native American occupation, National Park, and American icon: 1963 to 2008
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9780738558158
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007940254
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn237131093
  • 1956365

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