Latin American societies in transition by Robert Clifford Williamson

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .

Written in English

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  • Latin America,
  • Latin America.


  • Social change -- Latin America,
  • Social conflict -- Latin America,
  • Latin America -- Social conditions -- 1982-

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-263) and index.

Book details

StatementRobert C. Williamson.
LC ClassificationsHN110.5.A8 W486 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 272 p. :
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL988691M
ISBN 100275957500, 0275957519
LC Control Number96026879

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