Economic security for Americans an appraisal of the progress made during the last 50 years. by American Assembly.

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StatementA study guide drawn from research reports and background papers prepared for the use of participants in the Third American Assembly [Nov.5-8,1953.
LC ClassificationsHD7125 .A48
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Pagination43 p.
Number of Pages43
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Open LibraryOL6172286M
LC Control Number55001876

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