People of Coal Town by Herman R. Lantz

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .

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Statementby Herman R. Lantz, with the assistance of J. S. McCrary.
SeriesArcturus books,, AB 90
LC ClassificationsHN57 .L33 1971
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Paginationxvii, 310 p.
Number of Pages310
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Open LibraryOL5327543M
ISBN 100809305313
LC Control Number72180464

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