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Selected Books From the Catalog

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Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic - Gordon S. Wood
Call Number: 973.4 W87
ISBN: 9780195039146
Publication Date: 2009-10-28

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Encyclopedia of American Historical Documents - Susan C. Rosenfeld (Editor)
Call Number: REF 973 E56R
ISBN: 0816049955
Publication Date: 2004-04-01

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Grand Old Party - Lewis L. Gould
Call Number: 324.273 G69
ISBN: 0375507418
Publication Date: 2003-11-04

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Party of the People - Jules Witcover
Call Number: 324.273 W81
ISBN: 0375507426
Publication Date: 2003-11-04

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