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Published by Courier Press in Miami, Fla .
Written in English



  • Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • United States,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.


  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-,
  • Visits of state -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Foreign relations -- 1960-

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Edition Notes

StatementStan Grant.
LC ClassificationsDT353.5.U6 G7
The Physical Object
Paginationv. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4142843M
LC Control Number80121530

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