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American writers and the great depression. by Harvey Swados

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Published by Bobbs-Merrill in Indianapolis .
Written in English


  • American literature -- 20th century,
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- United States

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Edition Notes

SeriesThe American heritage series, AHS63
LC ClassificationsPS536 S9
The Physical Object
Number of Pages521
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16202873M

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