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The Louisiana Purchase in American History

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Language: English

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As department stores increased in size and sales, their store announcements expanded down the column, spanned adjoining columns and eventually filled whole pages. He never deviated from the words he wrote to his good friend Owen Wister: "I entirely agree with you that as a race and in the mass they are altogether inferior to whites." ["Letters of Theodore Roosevelt", ed. Despite the establishment of colleges for women and minorities, higher education remained, by and large, the domain of the upper-class white male.

Pages: 128

Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc (January 2000)

ISBN: 0766013014

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