American slavery in history and memory by Ira Berlin

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Published by Gettysburg College in [Gettysburg, Pa.] .

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-25).

Book details

StatementIra Berlin.
SeriesRobert Fortenbaugh memorial lecture ;, 40th
LC ClassificationsE441 .B46 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p. :
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3705957M
LC Control Number2003275722

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