Afro-American life, history and culture
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Published by The Branch in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • African Americans -- Bibliography.,
  • African Americans -- Social conditions -- Bibliography.

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Statementdeveloped for USIS Programs by the Collections Development Branch, Library Programs Division, Office of Cultural Centers and Resources, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Information Agency.
ContributionsUnited States Information Agency. Library Programs Division. Collections Development Branch.
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 779 p. ;
Number of Pages779
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16970382M

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