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Seven stranded coal towns

a study of an American depressed area

by Malcolm Johnston Brown

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Illinois,
  • Illinois.
    • Subjects:
    • Coal mines and mining -- Illinois,
    • Cities and towns -- Illinois,
    • Illinois -- Social conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Malcolm Brown and John N. Webb ...
      Series[U.S.] Work Projects Administration. Research monograph, 23
      ContributionsWebb, John Nye, 1899- joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV85 .A36 no. 23
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxvi, 188 p.
      Number of Pages188
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6444408M
      LC Control Number42038063
      OCLC/WorldCa503943

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