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The most southern place on earth

Cobb, James C.

The most southern place on earth

the Mississippi Delta and the roots of regional identity

by Cobb, James C.

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Delta (Miss. : Region)
    • Subjects:
    • Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Civilization,
    • Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Social conditions,
    • Delta (Miss. : Region) -- Economic conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-379) and index.

      StatementJames C. Cobb.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF347.D38 C63 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 391 p. :
      Number of Pages391
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1564499M
      ISBN 100195045408
      LC Control Number91046181

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