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Published by University of South Carolina Press in Columbia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Wilson, August -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Historical drama, American -- History and criticism.,
  • African Americans in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [152]-159) and index.

StatementMary L. Bogumil.
SeriesUnderstanding contemporary American literature
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3573.I45677 Z58 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination165 p. ;
Number of Pages165
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL378169M
ISBN 101570032521
LC Control Number98040219

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