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Published by University Press of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va .
Written in English


  • Jefferson, Thomas, -- 1743-1826.,
  • Madison, James, -- 1751-1836.,
  • Constitutional history -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesJefferson and Madison and the making of constitutions.
StatementMerrill D. Peterson.
The Physical Object
Pagination17 p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13589657M

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