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Federal power and racial politics in Los Angeles during World War II

Kevin Allen Leonard

Federal power and racial politics in Los Angeles during World War II

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Published by Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest in association with University of Washington Press in Seattle .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Power (Social sciences) -- California -- Los Angeles,
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Politics and government,
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Race relations

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesPower and place in the North American West., Western Collection.
    StatementKevin Allen Leonard.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 87-116 ; 23 cm.
    Number of Pages116
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13569224M
    OCLC/WorldCa48259714


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