The poor in America
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The poor in America by Suzanne M. Coil

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Published by J. Messner in Englewood Cliffs, NJ .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Poor -- United States -- Juvenile literature,
  • Poor,
  • Poverty

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About the Edition

Discusses poverty in the past, present, and future, and those whom it affects.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-119) and index.

StatementSuzanne M. Coil.
SeriesIssues for the 90s
LC ClassificationsHC110.P6 C55 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination126 p. :
Number of Pages126
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2193243M
ISBN 100671690523
LC Control Number89012116

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