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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English



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  • Books and reading -- United States -- History,
  • Literature and society -- United States -- History,
  • Books and reading -- Social aspects -- United States,
  • Popular culture -- United States,
  • United States -- Intellectual life,
  • United States -- Social conditions

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Cathy N. Davidson.
ContributionsDavidson, Cathy N., 1949-
LC ClassificationsZ1003.2 .R424 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 307 p. ;
Number of Pages307
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2057208M
ISBN 100801837995, 0801838002
LC Control Number88035821

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