Coming of age: urban America, 1915-1945
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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • Cities and towns -- United States -- History.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 199-213.

Statement[by] William H. Wilson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHT123 .W485
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 221 p.
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5042559M
ISBN 100471949620, 0471949639
LC Control Number74002033

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