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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • United States -- History -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
  • United States -- Historiography.

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Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsE178.6 .C64
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 363 p.
Number of Pages363
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5534541M
LC Control Number67011142

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