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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 -- Political and social views.,
  • Racism -- United States.,
  • Racism -- Political aspects -- United States.,
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.,
  • Civil rights movements -- United States -- History.,
  • Democracy -- United States.,
  • United States -- Race relations -- Philosophy.,
  • United States -- Race relations -- Political aspects.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMichael Rudolph West.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE185.97.W4 W47 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3429872M
ISBN 100231130481, 0231503822
LC Control Number2005054750

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