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Published by Longman in London .
Written in English


  • History -- Study and teaching (Secondary),
  • History -- Study and teaching (Elementary)

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Includes bibliographies and index.

StatementMarjorie Reeves.
LC ClassificationsD16.2 .R4
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 151 p. ;
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3806248M
ISBN 100582361192, 0582361206
LC Control Number81111881

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