British land policy and the American Revolution.
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British land policy and the American Revolution. by George O. Virtue

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Published by The University in Lincoln, Neb .
Written in English


  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes.,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1760-1789.

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Edition Notes

SeriesUniversity of Nebraska studies -- new ser., no. 11.
The Physical Object
Pagination58 p.
Number of Pages58
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16610437M

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