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George Washington Williams a biography by John Hope Franklin

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham, N.C .
Written in English


  • Williams, George Washington, 1849-1891,
  • African-Americans -- Biography,
  • African-American historians -- Biography

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Edition Notes

StatementJohn Hope Franklin.
LC ClassificationsE185.97.W695 F74 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 348 p. :
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL344476M
ISBN 100822321645
LC Control Number98003443

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