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The Black Atlantic

Modernity and Double-Consciousness

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$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674076068

Publication Date: 03/15/1995

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280 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

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