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Popular culture in the United States

Popular culture in the United States

proceedings of the German-American conference in Paderborn, 14-17 September 1993

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Published by Verlag Die Blaue Eule in Essen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular culture -- Congresses.,
  • Arts, American -- 20th century -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementPeter Freese, Michael Porsche (eds.).
    GenreCongresses.
    SeriesArbeiten zur Amerikanistik ;, Bd. 12
    ContributionsFreese, Peter., Porsche, Michael, 1958-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE169.Z82 P63 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination458 p. ;
    Number of Pages458
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL863426M
    ISBN 103892065802
    LC Control Number95146967
    OCLC/WorldCa30855904


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