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What the land means to Americans

Alaska and other wilderness areas 1865-1890

by Sheila Nelson

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Published by Mason Crest Publishers in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alaska,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Wilderness areas -- Alaska -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature,
    • Landscape assessment -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature,
    • Alaska -- Annexation to the United States -- Juvenile literature,
    • Alaska -- History -- 1867-1959 -- Juvenile literature

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementby Sheila Nelson.
      GenreJuvenile literature.
      SeriesHow America became America
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF907 .N45 2005
      The Physical Object
      Pagination89 p. :
      Number of Pages89
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3294036M
      ISBN 101590849094
      LC Control Number2004014361
      OCLC/WorldCa55738019

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