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Railroads and immigration in the northeast United States 1850-1900. / Healey, Richard.

In: Geography Compass, Vol. 6, No. 8, 08.2012, p. 455-476.

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Healey, Richard. / Railroads and immigration in the northeast United States 1850-1900. In: Geography Compass. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 8. pp. 455-476.

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