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Published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social problems -- Addresses, essays, lectures

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementEdited by Edward C. McDonagh and Jon E. Simpson.
ContributionsSimpson, Jon E., joint ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN18 .M215
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 604 p.
Number of Pages604
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5942356M
LC Control Number65013140

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