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Published by University Press of America in Lanham .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Pacific Coast (U.S.)

Subjects:

  • Seafaring life -- Pacific Coast (U.S.) -- History.,
  • Pacific Coast (U.S.) -- Commerce -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementJames H. Hitchman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF851 .H659 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 213 p. :
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1874528M
ISBN 100819178160, 0819178179
LC Control Number90034399

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