Women in popular culture a reference guide by Katherine Fishburn

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .

Written in English

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  • Women in popular culture -- United States -- History

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Includes bibliographies and index.

Book details

StatementKatherine Fishburn.
SeriesAmerican popular culture,
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1426 .F685 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination267 p. ;
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4267419M
ISBN 100313221529
LC Control Number81013421

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