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American democracy: State and local government by Henry A. Turner

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • State governments -- United States,
  • Local government -- United States

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 135-139.

Statement[by] Henry A. Turner.
LC ClassificationsJK2408 .T8
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p.
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5618996M
LC Control Number68027696

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