African one-party states.
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African one-party states. Edited by Gwendolen M. Carter. Contributors: Charles F. Gallagher [and others]

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Africa -- Politics and government.

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ContributionsCarter, Gwendolen Margaret, 1906-, Gallagher, Charles F.
LC ClassificationsDT30 A38
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Number of Pages501
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Open LibraryOL14439640M

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