History as argument by William Raymond Smith

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Published by Mouton & Co. in The Hague .

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  • Ramsay, David, -- 1749-1815.,
  • Warren, Mercy Otis, -- 1728-1814.,
  • Marshall, John, -- 1755-1835.,
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Historiography.,
  • United States -- History -- Philosophy.

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Statementthree patriot historians of the American revolution.
SeriesStudies in American history, 5
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p.
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17927519M
LC Control Number67086534

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