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urbanization of America an historical anthology by Allen M. Wakstein

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Published by Houghton-Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English


  • Urbanization -- United States.,
  • Cities and towns -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 491-499.

Statementedited with introductions by Allen M. Wakstein.
LC ClassificationsHT123 .W2
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 502 p.
Number of Pages502
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17755098M

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