United Fruit Company
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United Fruit Company hearings before the United States Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce, Sixtieth Congress, first session, on Apr. 22, 1908

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. -- Dept. of Commerce and Labor,
  • United Fruit Company,
  • Antitrust law,
  • Banana trade -- Law and legislation -- United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination64 p
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15280319M

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