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What was African American literature? by Kenneth W. Warren

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementKenneth W. Warren
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 W348 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24468835M
ISBN 109780674049222
LC Control Number2010015714
OCLC/WorldCa555660639

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