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The Massachusetts constitution of 1780 a social compact by Ronald M. Peters

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Published by University of Massachusetts Press in Amherst .
Written in English



  • Massachusetts.


  • Constitutional history -- Massachusetts.,
  • Social contract.

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Edition Notes

StatementRonald M. Peters, Jr.
LC ClassificationsJK3125 1780 .P47
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 242 p. ;
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4571001M
ISBN 10087023143X
LC Control Number77090730

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