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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Crime -- United States.,
  • Criminals -- United States.,
  • African Americans.,
  • United States -- Description and travel.,
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Jack Lait and Lee Mortimer.
ContributionsMortimer, Lee, 1904-1963.
LC ClassificationsE169 .L2
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 404 p. ;
Number of Pages404
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6109771M
LC Control Number52005678

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