Cotton in the Mozambican colonial economy
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Cotton in the Mozambican colonial economy by M. Margarida Ponte Ferreira

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Published by Norsk utenrikspolitisk institutt in Oslo .
Written in English



  • Mozambique


  • Cotton trade -- Mozambique -- History -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

StatementM. Margarida Ponte Ferreira.
SeriesNUPI notat ;, nr. 234 (mars 1982), NUPI notat ;, nr. 234.
LC ClassificationsHD9087.M62 F47 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationi, 42 p. ;
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3100415M
LC Control Number82205575

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