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unpredictable past

Lawrence W. Levine

unpredictable past

explorations in American cultural history

by Lawrence W. Levine

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular culture -- United States -- History.,
  • African Americans -- History.,
  • United States -- Historiography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementLawrence W. Levine.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE169.1 .L5374 1993
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 372 p. :
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18277568M
    LC Control Number92-32258

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