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Alcatraz – The History of an Island Prison: From the by Donna L. Van Raaphorst

By Donna L. Van Raaphorst

This learn presents the one on hand chronologically whole background of Alcatraz Island. It demanding situations many typically held assumptions approximately Alcatraz as a jail for risky criminals.

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Protection of the nation’s capitol and the Atlantic seaboard came first. Furthermore, the Civil War’s end brought closure to Alcatraz’s chief role as the West Coast’s harbor defense post.

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