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Published by Verso in London, New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • African Americans -- Economic conditions.,
  • United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by James Jennings.
SeriesThe haymarket series
ContributionsJennings, James, 1949-
LC ClassificationsE185.8 .R3 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 189 p. ;
Number of Pages189
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1723935M
ISBN 100860913880, 0860915891
LC Control Number92027545

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