A brief history of Mexico by Lynn V. Foster

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Published by Facts On File in New York .

Written in English

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  • Mexico -- History

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementLynn V. Foster.
LC ClassificationsF1226 .F67 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL23223865M
ISBN 109780816074051
LC Control Number2009018298

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