Puerto Ricans in the U.S. by Kal Wagenheim

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  • Puerto Ricans -- United States -- Social conditions.

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Bibliography: p. 19-20.

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Statementby Kal Wagenheim ; with the assistance of Leslie Dunbar.
SeriesReport (Minority Rights Group) -- no. 58
ContributionsDunbar, Leslie.
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. ;
Number of Pages20
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Open LibraryOL22091280M

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