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Published by End Poverty League in Los Angeles, Calif .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Poverty -- California,
  • Campaign literature -- California,
  • Industrial policy -- California,
  • California -- Economic conditions,
  • California -- Politics and government,
  • California -- Social conditions

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Upton Sinclair.
ContributionsEnd Poverty League.
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. ;
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23045079M

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