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The poor white or, The rebel conscript by Emily C. Pearson

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Published by Books for Libraries Press in Freeport, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States


  • African Americans -- Fiction,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- fiction

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Edition Notes

Statementby Emily C. Pearson.
SeriesThe Black heritage library collection
LC ClassificationsPZ3.P3175 Po8, PS2539.P228 Po8
The Physical Object
Pagination320 p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5283361M
ISBN 100836990420
LC Control Number72001822

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