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William Penn and the Quaker legacy

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Published by Pearson Longman in New York .
Written in English


  • Penn, William, -- 1644-1718,
  • Penn, William, -- 1644-1718 -- Influence,
  • Pioneers -- Pennsylvania -- Biography,
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- Biography,
  • Pennsylvania -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn A. Moretta.
SeriesThe library of American biography, Library of American biography (New York, N.Y.)
LC ClassificationsF152.2 .M67 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 268 p. :
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20265634M
ISBN 100321163923
ISBN 109780321163929
LC Control Number2006035528

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