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American liberty and natural law by Eugene C. Gerhart

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Published by F.B. Rothman in Littleton, Colo .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Natural law.,
  • Civil rights -- United States.

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Statementby Eugene C. Gerhart ; with an introduction by Roscoe Pound.
LC ClassificationsK460 .G47 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 212 p. ;
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2720340M
ISBN 100837722063
LC Control Number86013751

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