Desert America boom and bust in the (new) new West by RubГ©n MartГ­nez

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Published by Metropolitan Books/ Henry Holt and Company in New York, NY .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social conditions,
  • Race relations,
  • Immigrants,
  • Economic conditions

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementRubén Martínez
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC107.N6 M37 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25067078M
ISBN 109780805079777
LC Control Number2011040587

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