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Levittown

David Kushner

Levittown

two families, one tycoon, and the fight for civil rights in America"s legendary suburb

by David Kushner

  • 137 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Walker & Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Levitt, William, -- 1907-1994,
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- Pennsylvania -- Levittown -- History -- 20th century,
  • Segregation -- Pennsylvania -- Levittown -- History -- 20th century,
  • Levittown (Pa.) -- History -- 20th century,
  • Levittown (Pa.) -- Race relations

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementDavid Kushner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF159.L6 K87 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19889782M
    ISBN 100802716199
    ISBN 109780802716194
    LC Control Number2008026319
    OCLC/WorldCa232391404

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