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Something to Help Themselves

Author: John Baranski
Publisher: Sage Publications
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication:Journal of Urban History, 33, no. 3 (2007): 418-442
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Other Databases: British Library Serials
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Document Type: Article
All Authors / Contributors: John Baranski
ISSN:0096-1442
Language Note: English
Unique Identifier: 440299587
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