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America"s unwritten constitution

Don Krasher Price

America"s unwritten constitution

science, religion, and political responsibility

by Don Krasher Price

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Separation of powers -- United States -- History.,
    • Constitutional history -- United States.,
    • Church and state -- United States -- History.,
    • Science and state -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDon K. Price.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJK305 .P87 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 202 p. ;
      Number of Pages202
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3027147M
      ISBN 100674031423
      LC Control Number85007584
      OCLC/WorldCa11918870


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