A history of American democracy

  • 838 Pages
  • 3.38 MB
  • English
Houghton-Mifflin , Boston
United States -- His


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Statement[by] John D. Hicks, George E. Mowry [and] Robert E. Burke.
ContributionsMowry, George Edwin, 1909- joint author., Burke, Robert E. 1921- joint author.
LC ClassificationsE178.1 .H56 1970
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 838, xlviii p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5427338M
LC Control Number73022154

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