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The Measure of Our Days Writings of William F. Winter by William F. Winter

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Published by University Press of Mississippi .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy,
  • Southern States,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • United States - State & Local - South,
  • History - U.S,
  • Politics and government,
  • Political,
  • Mississippi,
  • Discrimination & Racism,
  • United States,
  • 1951-

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsAndrew P. Mullins (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages228
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8752881M
ISBN 101578069149
ISBN 109781578069149

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