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History of the American Legal System

An Interactive Encyclopedia

by ABC-Clio Information Services

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Published by ABC-Clio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Legal History,
  • United States - General,
  • Reference,
  • Law,
  • Software - Reference,
  • Computer Books And Software

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12237452M
    ISBN 101576071782
    ISBN 109781576071786

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