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Academic callings the university we have had, now have, and could have by Janice Angela Newson

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Published by Canadian Scholars" Press in Toronto .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Janice Newson and Claire Polster
LC ClassificationsLB2329.8.C2 A33 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 264 p. ;
Number of Pages264
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24472494M
ISBN 109781551303697
LC Control Number2010398401

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