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Jews and Americans. by Irving Malin

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English



  • United States


  • American literature -- Jewish authors,
  • Jews -- United States -- Literary collections

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Edition Notes

StatementWith a pref. by Harry T. Moore.
SeriesCrosscurrents: modern critiques
LC ClassificationsPS508.J4 M32
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 193 p.
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5941724M
LC Control Number65012388

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