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Encyclopedia of African American popular culture

Jessie Carney Smith

Encyclopedia of African American popular culture

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Published by Greenwood in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJessie Carney Smith, editor
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE174 .E54 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24479220M
ISBN 109780313357961, 9780313357978
LC Control Number2010039279


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