American labor. by Henry Pelling

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Published by University of Chicago Press in [Chicago] .

Written in English

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  • Labor -- United States -- History.

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Includes bibliography.

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SeriesThe Chicago history of American civilization
LC ClassificationsHD8066 .P45
The Physical Object
Pagination247 p.
Number of Pages247
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Open LibraryOL5795352M
LC Control Number60007247

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