Dictionary of American history
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Dictionary of American history

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Published by C. Scribner"s Sons in New York .
Written in English


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Volume six is an index volume

StatementJames Truslow Adams, editor-in-chief; R.V. Coleman, managing editor
ContributionsAdams, James Truslow, 1878-1949, Coleman, R. V. 1885-
The Physical Object
Pagination6 v. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14683577M
LC Control Number40005646

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