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Paine, Thomas Agrarian justice opposed to agrarian law, and the agrarian monopoly...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00387 Author/Creator: Paine, Thomas Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1797 Pagination: 32 p. 18 x 12 cm

Summary of Content: 8vo; Disbound. Howes P21, Gimbel-Yale 112, Evans 32630

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Agriculture and Animal HusbandryLawGovernment and CivicsCivil RightsLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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