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The Louisiana Purchase by Dennis B. Fradin

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Published by Marshall Cavendish Benchmark in New York .
Written in English


  • Louisiana Purchase -- Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Dennis Brindell Fradin.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesTurning points in U.S. history
LC ClassificationsE333 .F75 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17075651M
ISBN 109780761442578
LC Control Number2008036015

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