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Dorothy West"s paradise

Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

Dorothy West"s paradise

a biography of class and color

by Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

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Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American Authors,
  • Biography,
  • African American authors

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-220) and index.

    StatementCherene Sherrard-Johnson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3545.E82794 Z86 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 229 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages229
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25313940M
    ISBN 100813551668, 0813551676
    ISBN 109780813551661, 9780813551678
    LC Control Number2011010854
    OCLC/WorldCa708648453

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