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The Molly Maguires The origin, growth, and character of the organization.

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Published by J.B. Lippincott & Co. in Philadelphia .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources,inc., 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 16402)

SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 16402.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 9-380 p.
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17545952M

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