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Levittowners

Gans, Herbert J.

Levittowners

ways of life and politics in a new suburban community

by Gans, Herbert J.

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Published by Vintage Books in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Suburban life -- Case studies,
  • Levittown (N.J.)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Herbert J. Gans.
    GenreCase studies.
    SeriesA Vintage giant -- V-491
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHN"80"L4"G3"1969
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxix, 474 p.
    Number of Pages474
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20017193M


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