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American urban history an interpretive reader with commentaries. by Alexander B. Callow

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



  • United States


  • Cities and towns -- United States -- History

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementEdited by Alexander B. Callow, Jr.
LC ClassificationsHT123 .C34 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 684 p.
Number of Pages684
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5307653M
ISBN 100195016459
LC Control Number72091007

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