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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1119685648
Pages : 536 pages
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ISBN : 1737573911
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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 9780253346872
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Publisher : American Library Association
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ISBN : 0838911307
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ISBN : 9781555910945
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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN : 9780897895057
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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230607489
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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 131794352X
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Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
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ISBN : 1588393364
Pages : 222 pages
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ISBN : 054793940X
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American Stories

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ISBN : 1317477057
Pages : 296 pages
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American Stories

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ISBN : 9780231500241
Pages : 192 pages
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ISBN : 0765629046
Pages : 279 pages
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ISBN : 0974098876
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ISBN : 0804173559
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