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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English



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  • Women immigrants -- United States -- Biography -- Dictionaries.,
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJudy Barrett Litoff, Judith McDonnell, editors.
SeriesBiographical dictionaries of minority women ;, v. 3, Garland reference library of social science ;, vol. 651, Garland reference library of social science ;, v. 651.
ContributionsLitoff, Judy Barrett., McDonnell, Judith.
LC ClassificationsE184.E95 L58 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 357 p. :
Number of Pages357
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1103954M
ISBN 100824053060
LC Control Number94029001

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