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Thomas Jefferson and the creation of America

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Published by Facts on File in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-118) and index.

StatementDouglas T. Miller.
SeriesMakers of America, Makers of America (Facts on File, Inc.)
LC ClassificationsE332 .M65 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 122 p. :
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL991401M
ISBN 100816033935
LC Control Number96029803

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