American Labor (History of American Civilization)

by Henry Pelling

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press

Written in English
Published: Pages: 255 Downloads: 300
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Subjects:

  • General,
  • American history,
  • Labour economics,
  • Social history,
  • USA,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • Labor,
  • Labor and laboring classes,
  • Labor unions,
  • U.S,
  • U.S.,
  • United States
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10192755M
ISBN 100226653935
ISBN 109780226653938

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