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The immigration mystique America"s false conscience by Williamson, Chilton.

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English



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  • United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy,
  • United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-196).

StatementChilton Williamson, Jr.
LC ClassificationsJV6483 .W55 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 202 p. ;
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL967405M
ISBN 100465032869
LC Control Number96003841

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