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Wealth and Democracy

A Political History of the American Rich

by Kevin Phillips

  • 93 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Broadway .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Representative government and representation,
  • Wealth,
  • Political Science,
  • History - U.S.,
  • United States - General,
  • History: World,
  • United States,
  • Political corruption,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • History / General,
  • History - General History,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political Ideologies - Democracy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages496
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8064382M
    ISBN 100767905342
    ISBN 109780767905343

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Publication date Topics Wealth, Democracy, Economics, Democracia, Cristianismo y economía, Richesse, Démocratie, Économie politique Publisher Boston, Heath Collection Internet Archive Books. American :