Press and public in early nineteenth-century Birmingham.

by Asa Briggs

Publisher: Dugdale Society in Oxford

Written in English
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SeriesDugdale Society Occasional Papers -- No 8
ContributionsDugdale Society (Oxford)
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Open LibraryOL20102205M

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