Cotton, a working policy by Fabian Society (Great Britain)

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Published by Kraus Reprint in Nendeln/Liechtenstein .

Written in English

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  • Cotton manufacture -- Great Britain.

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Statementby a Fabian research group. [London, Fabian Pub. in conjunction with V. Gollancz, 1945]
SeriesResearch series (Fabian Society (Great Britain)) -- no. 104., Fabian research series -- no. 104.
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p.
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16645789M

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