The Internal Condition of the American Democracy Considered in a letter from the Hon. Thomas d"Arcy M"Gee, M.P., president of the Executive Council of the province of Canada to the Hon. Charles Gavan Duffy, M.P., minister of Public Lands of the colony of Victoria. by Thomas D"Arcy McGee

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  • Democracy.,
  • Démocratie.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.,
  • États-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 19e siècle.

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SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 28610
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Number of Pages13
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