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Published by Ginn and Co. in Boston, New York [etc.] .
Written in English


  • Geography -- Textbooks -- 1870-1945.,
  • Geography -- Study and teaching (Elementary),
  • America -- Description and travel.

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Edition Notes

Kempke-Root historical textbook collection

Other titlesKempke-Root historical textbook collection
Statementby Wallace W. Atwood and Helen Goss Thomas.
ContributionsThomas, Helen Goss, b. 1890 joint author.
LC ClassificationsG127 .A79 1943
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, [1], 387, [1] p. :
Number of Pages387
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22861792M
LC Control Number44000435

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