Frontier in American development essays in honor of Paul Wallace Gates.

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca .

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  • Public lands -- United States.

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StatementEditor: David M. Ellis; associate editors: Lee Benson [and others.
ContributionsGates, Paul Wallace, 1901-, Benson, Lee.
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LC ClassificationsHD216 .F75
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Paginationxxx, 425 p.
Number of Pages425
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Open LibraryOL17752794M

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