Whale Meat in American History

  title={Whale Meat in American History},
  author={Nancy Christine Shoemaker},
  journal={Environmental History},
  pages={269 - 294}
  • N. Shoemaker
  • Published 1 April 2005
  • Geography
  • Environmental History
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