Cultural diversity in the United States

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Published by Bergin & Garvey in Westport, Conn .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Pluralism (Social sciences) -- United States,
  • Minorities -- United States,
  • Ethnicity -- United States,
  • United States -- Ethnic relations,
  • United States -- Race relations

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-359) and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Larry L. Naylor.
ContributionsNaylor, Larry L.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE184.A1 C845 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 380 p. ;
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL988746M
ISBN 100897894782, 0897894790
LC Control Number96026936

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