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The unwritten constitution of the United States

The unwritten constitution of the United States

a philosophical inquiry into the fundamentals of American constitutional law

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Published by G.P. Putnam"s Sons in New York [etc.] .
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  • Constitutional law -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Christopher G. Tiedeman ...
    SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 13490.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJK246 .T55
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationiii, 165 p.
    Number of Pages165
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17574449M
    LC Control Number87752058


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