Boundaries of the state in US history
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Boundaries of the state in US history

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Published .
Written in English


  • Politics and government,
  • Federal government,
  • History

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by James T. Sparrow, William J. Novak, Stephen W. Sawyer
LC ClassificationsJK411 .B68 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination365 pages
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27195028M
ISBN 10022627764X, 022627778X
ISBN 109780226277646, 9780226277783
LC Control Number2015003894

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