History of women in industry in the United States by Helen Laura Sumner Woodbury

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Statement(by Helen L. Sumner).
SeriesWomen in America, from colonial times to the 20th century
LC ClassificationsHD6095
The Physical Object
Pagination277 p. ;
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21378777M
ISBN 100405061242

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