Labor problems in American industry

by Carroll R. Daugherty

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin company in Boston, New York [etc.]

Written in English
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Statementby Carroll R. Daugherty.
LC ClassificationsHD8072 .D27 1936
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 959 p.
Number of Pages959
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6342352M
LC Control Number36022628

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