Power, morals, and the Founding Fathers
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Power, morals, and the Founding Fathers essays in the interpretation of the American enlightenment by Adrienne Koch

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Statesmen -- United States,
  • United States -- History -- Philosophy

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Includes index.

Statementby Adrienne Koch.
The Physical Object
Pagination158 p. ;
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23373748M

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